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Party Reform: The Causes, Challenges, and Consequences of Organizational Change

Anika Gauja


Party Reform is a new comparative study of the politics of party organization. The book provides a novel perspective in party scholarship and develops the concept of ‘reform’ as distinct from evolutionary and incremental processes of party change. As an outcome, reform is captured in deliberate and often very public changes to parties’ organizational rules and processes. As a process, it offers a party the opportunity to ‘rebrand’ and publicly alter its image, to emphasize certain strategic priorities over others, and to alter relationships of power within the party. Analysing the last ten yea ... More

Keywords: political parties, organization, reform, comparative analysis, primaries, membership, policy development, campaigning, participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717164
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anika Gauja, author
Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney