Members, organization and performance: an empirical analysis of the impact of party membership size
Alexander Tan offers a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on the rise of the cartel party in democratic systems of government. His study examines the question of whether the decline in party size impacts democratic development and concludes by discussing the implications of the findings for the future. An essential text to those interested in party politics.
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Extant Theories of the Impact of Party Size
Toward a Dynamic Theory of Party Size
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analysis argued Austrian People's Party Blau and Schoenherr Blondel Catholic People's Party centralization of power Chapter Three complex organizations concentration of power Conservative Party cross-national cross-sectional model Dalton decentralization decline in party declining party distribution of power Duverger effect electoral system empirical tests formal federalism Harmel and Janda higher score hypothesis ICPP project impact of party indicator measures individual party members intra-party democratic performance Katz and Mair Labour Party level of intra-party level of participation levels of party Liberal Party linkage mechanism Michels one-tailed operationalized organizational attributes organizational complexity Panebianco party activities Party Change Project party decline party ideology party membership party membership size party organization party professionalization party's political parties political parties continue political parties organize Political Science proportional representation R-squared relationship role Scarrow score is given Selle and Svasand Social Democratic Party studentized residuals suggests Table Western industrial democracies Widfeldt Zealand National Party