The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress

 

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dc.contributor.author Butler, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-19T13:11:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-19T13:11:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Butler, A. (2015). The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress. Transformation, 87, 13-31. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0265-3788 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22197
dc.description.abstract The ANC has experienced rapid membership growth in recent years. This paper explores competing explanations for this growth, and concludes that subnational political competition and national factional conflicts, rather than deliberate membership recruitment campaigns, have been the primary drivers of increased numbers. The paper goes on to assess the implications of this dynamic of membership change for party organisational challenges. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Johns Hopkins University Press en_ZA
dc.source Transformation en_ZA
dc.source.uri https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/198
dc.title The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Butler, A. (2015). The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress. <i>Transformation</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22197 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Butler, Anthony "The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress." <i>Transformation</i> (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22197 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Butler A. The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress. Transformation. 2015; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22197. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Butler, Anthony AB - The ANC has experienced rapid membership growth in recent years. This paper explores competing explanations for this growth, and concludes that subnational political competition and national factional conflicts, rather than deliberate membership recruitment campaigns, have been the primary drivers of increased numbers. The paper goes on to assess the implications of this dynamic of membership change for party organisational challenges. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Transformation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 SM - 0265-3788 T1 - The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress TI - The politics of numbers: National membership growth and subnational power competition in the African National Congress UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22197 ER - en_ZA


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