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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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Membership Support for Political Parties: How Much Has Really Changed?

Membership Support for Political Parties: How Much Has Really Changed?

(p.174) 7 Membership Support for Political Parties: How Much Has Really Changed?
Parties and Their Members

Susan E. Scarrow (Contributor Webpage)

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A closer look at the British and German parties in the 1950s and early 1960s casts some doubts on the proposition that party members provide drastically reduced benefits for their parties in the contemporary era. Although new campaign and communications techniques have made party members’ efforts relatively less important in some fields of party life, these innovations have not diminished members’ absolute contributions of energy and money, and they have not replaced party members as a source of democratic legitimacy.

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

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