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The reimagined party

Democracy, change and the public

By Katharine Dommett

The reimagined party
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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4751-6
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2020
  • BIC Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties, Political Manifestos, Society & social sciences / Political campaigning & advertising, Society & social sciences / Political structure & processes, Society & social sciences / Political parties, Politics

Description

Political parties are an established feature of contemporary democratic politics. For decades, parties have organised government, competed in elections and influenced the way society is run. Yet despite their importance, the status of political parties in society is presently unclear. On the one hand lambasted as duplicitous, self-interested, dogmatic organisations that are in decline, on the other they have been proclaimed as resurgent bodies that are attracting new levels of membership and support.

The reimagined party offers unprecedented insight into public views of parties in Britain. Exploring public perceptions and desires, Katharine Dommett finds that far from rejecting parties, there is ongoing support for party democracy. The book presents evidence of a desire for change in party ethos, introducing the idea of the re-imagined party to explore perceptions of party representation, participation, governance and conduct. Using a mixed-method approach, and presenting hitherto unseen data, the book casts new light on citizen's desires for parties today.

Contents

Introduction
1 Public attitudes towards parties
2 Parties, linkage and representation
3 Parties, linkage and participation
4 Parties, linkage and governance
5 Party conduct
6 What do citizens want and can this be realised?
Conclusion

Appendix
Bibliography

Author

Katharine Dommett is a Senior Lecturer in the Public Understanding of Politics at the University of Sheffield

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