The Development of Membership Parties in Germany and Britain

Susan E. Scarrow

in Parties and Their Members

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198279181
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600166 | DOI:

Series: Comparative European Politics

 The Development of Membership Parties in Germany and Britain

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Traces the post‐1945 organizational developments in the German Social Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Party and in the British Labour and Conservative Parties. Highlights changes in the parties’ leaderships and in their electoral fortunes, and provides an overview of some of the period's most important party decisions that affect membership structures and rules.

Keywords: Britain; Christian Democratic Union; Conservative Party; Germany; Labour Party; party members; party organization; party rules; political parties; Social Democratic Party

Chapter.  11860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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