FESTIVAL | The Uncertain Future Of Political Parties

  • FoD-blockNEWorangeSpeakers: Anika Gauja (Sydney), Annika Werner (Berlin)

In what has often been labelled an era of terminal party decline, political parties in Australia and elsewhere are undertaking organisational reforms aimed at re-engaging members and supporters. Anika Gauja and Annika Werner examine how these initiatives might reshape the future of political parties as membership organisations.



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Anika Gauja is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney. She is currently working on an ARC funded project on the ‘democratisation’ of political parties.




Annika WernerAnnika Werner is Research Fellow of the Research Unit – Democracy and Democratization at the WZB.