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The politics of party policy : from members to legislators / Anika Gauja.

by Gauja, Anika.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U. K. : New York, N. Y. : palgrave macmillan, c2013Description: viii, 259 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780230283459.Other title: The politics of party policy : from members ot legislators, understanding governance.Subject(s): Political partiesDDC classification: 324.23 G268
Contents:
Introduction -- Linking participation and representation : intra-party policy development -- The rhetoric and reality of policy development -- Arenas for policy development -- Do members participate in policy development? -- Opening up the party and creating supporters' networks -- Do party leaders and elites control the policy agenda? -- Transferring policy to the parliament : the roles of elected representatives -- Attitudes to representation -- Parliamentary decision-making and the implementation of policy -- Conclusion : policy-making in parties today.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-254) and index.

Introduction -- Linking participation and representation : intra-party policy development -- The rhetoric and reality of policy development -- Arenas for policy development -- Do members participate in policy development? -- Opening up the party and creating supporters' networks -- Do party leaders and elites control the policy agenda? -- Transferring policy to the parliament : the roles of elected representatives -- Attitudes to representation -- Parliamentary decision-making and the implementation of policy -- Conclusion : policy-making in parties today.

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