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The Handbook of Party Politics is the first book to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship. This major new work brings together the world's leading party theorists to provide an unrivalled resource on the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today.

Party Membership and Participation
Party membership and participation
What is Party Membership?

Party membership is defined in this chapter as ‘an organizational affiliation by an individual to a political party assigning obligations and privileges to that individual’. The role of party member is a formal role, to be distinguished from the behaviorally defined role of ...

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