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Author Gauka, Anika
Title The politics of party policy [electronic resource] : from members to legislators / Anika Gauja
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource : ill
Series Understanding governance
Understanding governance
Note Includes bibliographical references
1. Introduction -- 2. Linking Participation and Representation: Intra-Party Policy Development -- 3. The Rhetoric and Reality of Policy Development -- 4. Arenas for Policy Development -- 5. Do Members Participate in Policy Development? -- 6. Opening up the Party and Creating Supporters' Networks -- 7. Do Party Elites Control the Policy Agenda? -- 8. Transferring Policy to the Parliament: The Roles of Elected Representatives -- 9. Attitudes to Representation -- 10. Parliamentary Decision-making and the Implementation of Policy -- 11. Conclusion: Policy-Making in Parties Today -- Appendix: Policy Process Diagrams
Anika Gauja examines the complexities and tensions in the relationship between party members and parliamentarians through an in-depth analysis of the structures and processes that shape the development of party policy, and the respective role of members and parliamentarians in the formulation of policy and its transferral to the legislative arena. Providing a timely contribution to the current scholarly and public debate on the future of political parties, the book presents significant new evidence on the challenges facing both established and emerging political parties in encouraging citizen participation in policy development and counters some of the overly simplistic judgments that are often made about participation and disengagement by revealing the complexity of the relationships that are involved in modern party systems
Subject Political parties
Political participation
Politics, Practical
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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