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Political Party Membership in New DemocraciesElectoral Systems and the Roles of Members

Political Party Membership in New Democracies: Electoral Systems and the Roles of Members [This chapter compares the roles that members play in party life in Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. It finds that members are more likely to be involved actively in campaigning in the two countries with low district magnitudes, Estonia and Lithuania. In Slovakia, where the district magnitude is high, mass communications were deemed a more efficient way of reaching voters. These findings show how electoral boundaries shape parties’ organisational development, how they compete with their opponents and communicate with voters. Non-institutional factors influencing organisational development, including culture and competitive dynamics, are also discussed, alongside the influence of other institutional factors such as state subsidies and directly elected presidencies.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-41795-6
Pages
147 –172
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41796-3_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter compares the roles that members play in party life in Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. It finds that members are more likely to be involved actively in campaigning in the two countries with low district magnitudes, Estonia and Lithuania. In Slovakia, where the district magnitude is high, mass communications were deemed a more efficient way of reaching voters. These findings show how electoral boundaries shape parties’ organisational development, how they compete with their opponents and communicate with voters. Non-institutional factors influencing organisational development, including culture and competitive dynamics, are also discussed, alongside the influence of other institutional factors such as state subsidies and directly elected presidencies.]

Published: May 13, 2020

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