Changing Parties: An Anthropology of British Political Conferences (Hardcover)
Party conferences are central to the life of political parties. They contribute to setting policy agendas, developing policy options, legitimizing policy choices, building party cohesion, motivating activists and publicizing party activities to the wider public. An analysis of their evolution in Britain helps us understand the ways in which political parties change. This book combines anthropological methods with political science to analyze changing power relationships, party organizations and political culture in British political parties: Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, The Greens.
FLORENCE FAUCHER-KING is a Professor at the CEVIPOF in Sciences Po, Paris, France, where she teaches and researches. Her interests include political parties, new social movements and green politics. She has previously taught at Stirling University and she is the author of Les Habits Verts de la Politique (1999).