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Organizing Political PartiesRepresentation, Participation, and Power$
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Susan E. Scarrow, Paul D. Webb, and Thomas Poguntke

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198758631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198758631.001.0001

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Still Connecting with Society?

Still Connecting with Society?

Political Parties’ Formal Links with Social Groups in the Twenty-First Century

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(p.106) 5 Still Connecting with Society?
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Organizing Political Parties
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Elin Haugsgjerd Allern

Tània Verge

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198758631.003.0005

How parties structure their interaction with social groups is a key determinant of their capacity to provide linkage between the institutions of government and the public at large. This chapter investigates the extent to which modern political parties use formal measures to connect to relevant societal interests and strengthen their anchorage in society. The analysis centres on parties’ use of formal rules governing affiliation and representation to link with externally organized interests and parties’ establishment of sub-organizations with representation rights within the party. The chapter authors develop and test several hypotheses concerning cross-country and within-country sources of variation in formal linkage and test them empirically. In addition, they examine whether formal status and representation rights shape parties’ ability to represent descriptively the associated latent social interests focusing on the case of women and ethnic minorities.

Keywords:   political parties, representation, social groups, linkage, women, ethnic minorities

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