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Democracy within PartiesCandidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences$
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Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199572540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.001.0001

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The Selectorate

The Selectorate

(p.33) 3 The Selectorate
Democracy within Parties

Reuven Y. Hazan (Contributor Webpage)

Gideon Rahat (Contributor Webpage)

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The selectorate is the body that selects a political party's candidates for public office. We classify the selectorate according to levels of inclusiveness versus exclusiveness. The most inclusive selectorates are all the voters, while a highly inclusive selectorates are all the party members – both of whom can partake in primaries, depending on the conditions set for participation. An in‐between selectorate is made up of selected party agencies or party delegates. The highly exclusive selectorates are either the party elite or the most exclusive nominating entity of a single leader. This chapter distinguishes between three complexities concerning the selectorate: the assorted, the multistaged, and the weighted candidate selection methods. The selectorate imposes the most significant consequences on politicians, parties, and parliaments – more than any other dimension of candidate selection.

Keywords:   candidate selection, political parties, democratization, inclusiveness of the selectorate, exclusiveness of the selectorate, primaries, party members, selected party agencies, party delegates, party elite, party leader

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