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The Resource After the mass party : continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Knut Heidar, and Rune Karlsen

After the mass party : continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Knut Heidar, and Rune Karlsen

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After the mass party : continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway
Title
After the mass party
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continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway
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Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Knut Heidar, and Rune Karlsen
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eng
Summary
This book examines whether parties' ability to channel voter interests into political institutions has in fact declined in the wake of decline of party membership figures and the increase of state finance of parties. It first looks at relevant empirical studies to summarize what we already know. Second, it presents an in-depth study of Norwegian voters and parties, based on a number of voter, member and parliamentarian surveys conducted between 1990 and 2010. The existing literature is scarce and indecisive, whereas the Norwegian parties still seem to represent voters fairly well, despite the waning of mass parties. The party organizations✹the members, activists, and representatives✹continue to channel voter opinions into the Parliament. This book argues that the high and persistent policy congruence between voters and parties revealed might be related to party members and mid-level activists still resemble voters socially and politically to a large degree. At the same time, the party competition for votes is also still relatively efficient, and there appears to be some interaction in terms of what happens within party organizations and the stimuli offered by competing parties. Hence, this book challenges the 'decline thesis'. It argues that parties can continue to represent, even 'after the mass party'. At the same time, it suggests that the persistence of the formal representative structures and the closed candidate selection processes that you still find in Norway and elsewhere could make some parties somewhat more resistant to representative decline than others.--
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Allern, Elin Haugsgjerd
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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1949-
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  • Heidar, Knut
  • Karlsen, Rune
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  • Political parties
  • Representative government and representation
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After the mass party : continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Knut Heidar, and Rune Karlsen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17812008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 149 pages
Isbn
9781498516549
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)920453812
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After the mass party : continuity and change in political parties and representation in Norway, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Knut Heidar, and Rune Karlsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17812008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 149 pages
Isbn
9781498516549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920453812

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