Playing in the Margins: Collaboration Between Local Party Organizations in the Canadian Party System
AdvisorSayers, Anthony M.
Committee MemberStewart, David K.
Classificationpolitical parties --- Canada
party systems --- Canada
party finance --- Canada
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AbstractCollaboration between local party organizations is a peculiar organizational trait for Canadian political parties. It is peculiar because local party organizations were once conceived to be solely concerned with electoral activities in their own district, while central parties helped local campaigns in strategically important ridings. Collaboration also goes against the prevailing theory that political parties will centralize operations under new party finance law. Despite this some local party organizations in the Conservative Party of Canada began helping campaigns in other ridings. The population of financial data are assessed for the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Party between 2007 and 2011 in order to determine why parties at the constituency level mobilize their own resources in other constituencies. Playing in the Margins reveals that collaboration occurs in order to better utilize campaign effort made in competitive and uncompetitive ridings, and may even be a new component of intra-party contests.
CitationCurrie-Wood, R. (2016). Playing in the Margins: Collaboration Between Local Party Organizations in the Canadian Party System (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27370
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