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Political parties and electoral politics

Geoffrey K. Roberts

in German Electoral Politics

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069901
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701584 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719069901.003.0003
Political parties and electoral politics

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This chapter takes a look at three aspects of party participation in electoral politics, the first of which is the legislative and constitutional context where the parties exist, shape their organisation and conduct their activities. The second aspect is the candidate selection for both Land party lists and single-member constituencies, while the third is campaign organisation and planning. The chapter concludes with a detailed discussion of the various facets of campaign strategy that a political party must consider.

Keywords: party participation; legislative context; constitutional context; candidate selection; Land party lists; single-member constituencies; campaign organisation; campaign strategy

Chapter.  9904 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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