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The Labour party, Momentum and the problem with intra-party democracy

Wolkenstein, Fabio (2016) The Labour party, Momentum and the problem with intra-party democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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The Momentum movement and the rise in Labour membership are, Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters argue, proof that the party is returning to its roots and embracing ordinary people’s concerns. But political scientists tend to be sceptical about intra-party democracy, because party members are usually more radical than the average voter. Fabio Wolkenstein says claims that Labour has reconnected with its “working-class core” are problematic, not least because the working class do not necessarily tack to the left – and indeed many have been attracted to Ukip.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 10:39

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