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St Antony's Series

Political Party Membership in New Democracies

Electoral Rules in Central and East Europe

Authors: Smith, Alison

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  • Contributes to the scholarly understanding of political party development in Central and East Europe
  • Provides a detailed analysis of campaigning tactics and strategies
  • Explores how electoral rules shape party membership in young democracies
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This book explores the impact of electoral rules on political party development in Central and East Europe. It finds that ‘high district magnitude’ proportional electoral systems encourage centralised organisational development and campaigning – where communication with voters is conducted primarily via mass, social and digital media – while small electoral districts stimulate grassroots campaigning. As a result, low magnitude electoral systems are more likely to create an active role for party members, stimulating membership recruitment. The book further examines how parties organise and campaign on the ground. The analysis of in-depth surveys and interviews with party elites in Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia sheds light on areas of party life that are rarely examined, including party fundraising. Overall, the effects of electoral systems on party organisation and campaigning reflect patterns previously observed in Western Europe, demonstrating that a degree of convergence has occurred.

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Alison F. Smith is a lecturer in comparative government, European politics and Russian politics. She has published several academic articles on the roles of political party members in Central and East Europe.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-41796-3
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Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41795-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-41798-7
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Party Membership in New Democracies
Book Subtitle
Electoral Rules in Central and East Europe
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41796-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41796-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41795-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-41798-7
Series ISSN
2633-5964
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 177
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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