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How party activism survives : Uruguay's Frente Amplio

Author: Verónica Pérez; Rafael Piñeiro; Fernando Rosenblatt
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
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"Political parties with activists are in decline due to various external shocks. The emergence of new technologies of communication diminished the role of activists and their numbers. Party elites increasingly can make do without grassroots activists, however, recent scholarship concerning different democracies has highlighted the fact that activism still matters for representation. This book contributes to that  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pérez, Verónica (Pérez Bentancur)
How party activism survives
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019038144
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Verónica Pérez; Rafael Piñeiro; Fernando Rosenblatt
ISBN: 9781108485265 110848526X 9781108719377 1108719376
OCLC Number: 1121420574
Description: xix, 194 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Context matters: the political and socioeconomic setting --
Voluntary activism in the FA --
Origins and reproduction of the mass organic structure --
Party structure, efficacy and activism --
The limits to strategic adaptation --
The FA in comparative perspective --
Theoretical conclusions and political implications.
Responsibility: Verónica Pérez Bentancur, Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez, Fernando Rosenblatt.


How do the organizational structure and rules of political parties affect political engagement and its reproduction? Analyzing Uruguay's mass-organic Frente Amplio party, this book illustrates how  Read more...


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