Examining multi-level vertical party linkages in Canada’s largest province, this paper makes two primary contributions to the literature. First, drawing on data from a unique survey of constituency associations, the paper focuses on an often unexplored aspect of parties: their local organisations. Second, the paper offers an exploratory analysis of constituency level factors in order to determine which types of constituency associations are the most likely to be integrated. The results of the logistic regression demonstrate the possibility of non-party-based factors such as electoral strength that may contribute to vertical party integration.

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Keywords Canada, federalism, multi-level governance, party integration, political parties
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2016.1180842
Journal Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
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Pruysers, S. (2016). Vertical party integration: informal and human linkages between elections in a Canadian province. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 54(3), 312–330. doi:10.1080/14662043.2016.1180842