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The Theory and Practice of Campaigning

  • Richard Rose

Abstract

Election campaigns are of major importance in theories of democracy, as well as in theories of political parties. Democratic theorists have assumed that politicians are and ought to be attentive to the views of the electorate during campaigns. While in office, they are expected to attend to popular preferences in anticipation of a subsequent electoral reaction. Critics of popular rule have assumed, as a matter of fact, that politicians attend too closely to what the voters want, rather than concentrate upon what voters or the nation ought to have.

Keywords

Constituency Organization Election Campaign Party Leader Labour Party Major Party 
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Copyright information

© Richard Rose 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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