Linking Parties with People?: Party Membership in Sweden, 1960-97
By: Anders Widfeldt (author)Hardback
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This text examines whether there has been a decline in the participatory and representative linkage provided by Swedish parties between 1960 and 1994. The status and influence of party members is analyzed through a study of party documents, while long-term development is looked at through methodological and conceptual tools. The findings regarding the development of the members' social and ideological representativeness are based on a creative secondary analysis of survey data. There is evidence of a participatory linkage among the Swedish parties.
Democracy and political parties; parties and political linkage; the parties' internal structure - openness and membership influence; development of membership strength; development of membership activity; relationship between party size and background factors; social representativeness of party members and activists. Appendices: Key to the Swedish parties; membership figures of Swedish parties and side organizations, 1960-1997, party records; election results of the Swedish parties, 1960-1994, in absolute numbers and percentages.
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