Leadership Elections: What is at Stake for Parties? A Comparison of the British Labour Party and the Parti Socialiste

@inproceedings{Faucher2015LeadershipEW,
  title={Leadership Elections: What is at Stake for Parties? A Comparison of the British Labour Party and the Parti Socialiste},
  author={Florence Faucher},
  year={2015}
}
In recent decades many European political parties have broadened the selectorate for the party leadership, often clashing in so doing with their own tradition of decision-making. The article argues that in order to understand what is at stake in the staging of these contests we need to go beyond the classic literature on party change and party organisation and recast such reform through an anthropological lens. We can then explore how rules, practices and narratives constrain internal… CONTINUE READING
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