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The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931$
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Stefan Berger

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205005.001.0001

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Party Organization

Party Organization

(p.70) 3 Party Organization
The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931

Stefan Berger

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines the national, regional, and local organizational of the British Labour Party and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). It describes working class parties' leadership structures, the functions of their party conferences, the nature of party press, and the organization of party finance. It also discusses the bureaucratic, centralistic, and hierarchic nature of both party organizations and analyses their relations with the trade unions.

Keywords:   Labour Party, Great Britain, SPD, Germany, working class party, trade unions

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