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Modernising the Labour Party : Organisational Change since 1983 - T. Quinn

Modernising the Labour Party

Organisational Change since 1983

By: T. Quinn

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2004
ISBN: 9781403935847
Number Of Pages: 227

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Few parties have undergone such comprehensive organizational change as the Labour Party since 1983. Labour's organization once institutionalized the political exchange between office-seeking politicians and the party's policy-seeking trade union paymasters. Using accessible rational choice models, Thomas Quinn explores how consecutive election defeats prompted party leaders to modernize this structure to regain voters' trust, reducing union influence in policymaking, parliamentary candidate selection and leadership contests. The price may be a centralized party vulnerable to membership exit and union funding cuts.

Introduction
Aims and Methods
Political Exchange and Party Organisation
Political Exchange in the Labour Party Policymaking
The Selection of Parliamentary Candidates
The Electoral College
Resources and Campaigning
Conclusion: Labour's Transformation
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ISBN: 9781403935847
ISBN-10: 140393584X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 14th October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1