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Parties and Their MembersOrganizing for Victory in Britain and Germany$
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Susan E. Scarrow

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198279181

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198279183.001.0001

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The Costs and Benefits of Enrolling Members

The Costs and Benefits of Enrolling Members

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(p.27) 2 The Costs and Benefits of Enrolling Members
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Parties and Their Members
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Susan E. Scarrow (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198279183.003.0002

Change in political party organizations can be characterized as movement along the dimensions of mediation, inclusiveness, and centralization. Among the reasons for parties to recruit are that members can provide their parties with legitimacy, votes, outreach, financial resources, volunteer labor, links to other organizations, new ideas, and candidates.

Keywords:   fund‐raising, legitimacy, party members, party organization, political parties, volunteering

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