When Europeanisation meets organisation: enhancing the rights of party members in Central and Eastern Europe

Gherghina, S. and von dem Berge, B. (2018) When Europeanisation meets organisation: enhancing the rights of party members in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of European Integration, 40(2), pp. 209-226. (doi:10.1080/07036337.2017.1418868)

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Abstract

The participation of members in intra-party decision-making has been extensively documented in the literature. This article brings forward the concept of party member rights that adds the dimension of freedom of opinion and action within the party. It aims to identify the causes behind these rights in political parties from three Central and Eastern European countries (Hungary, Romania and Slovakia). It argues and tests how party age, Europeanisation and party leadership change may enhance PMR. The empirical evidence draws on an original dataset based on standardised content analysis of 142 party statutes between 1988 and 2012. The results reveal important and robust effects of these variables when controlling for other determinants.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and von dem Berge, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Journal of European Integration
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0703-6337
ISSN (Online):1477-2280
Published Online:22 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Journal of European Integration History 40(2):209-226
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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