Party Organization

Stefan Berger

in The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931

Published in print December 1994 | ISBN: 9780198205005
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676451 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Party Organization

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This chapter outlines the national, regional, and local organizational of the British Labour Party and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). It describes working class parties' leadership structures, the functions of their party conferences, the nature of party press, and the organization of party finance. It also discusses the bureaucratic, centralistic, and hierarchic nature of both party organizations and analyses their relations with the trade unions.

Keywords: Labour Party; Great Britain; SPD; Germany; working class party; trade unions

Chapter.  28055 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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