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Title: Economic performance or electoral necessity? Evaluating the system of voluntary income to political parties
Authors: Fisher, J
Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: British Journal of Politics & International Relations. 2 (2) 179-204
Abstract: Whilst the public funding of political parties is the norm in western democracies, its comprehensive introduction has been resisted in Britain. Political and electoral arrangements in Britain require parties to function and campaign on a regular basis, whilst their income follows cycles largely related to general elections. This article shows that the best predictor of party income is the necessity of a well-funded general election campaign rather than party performance. As a result, income can only be controlled by parties to a limited degree, which jeopardises their ability to determine their own financial position and fulfil their functions as political parties.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/3534
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-856X.00033
ISSN: 1369-1481
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations
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