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Not all parties lose members but those that do are older and more institutionalised

Kölln, Ann-Kristin (2015) Not all parties lose members but those that do are older and more institutionalised. Democratic Audit UK (27 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Party membership is often cited as uniformly in decline across European democracies. However, this might be an untenable statement as a look at annual party-level data of 47 parties in six European countries between 1960-2010 reveals. Ann-Kristin Kölln argues that almost a quarter of the parties have not been losing members and that membership decline can be explained by a party’s level of institutionalisation. The more consolidated parties are, the fewer members they have. Only few differences between party families are observable.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81078

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