Party activists face a coordination problem: a critical mass--a barrier to coordination--must advocate a single policy alternative if the party is to succeed. The need for direction is the degree to which the merits of the alternatives respond to the underlying fundamentals of the party's environment. An individual's ability to assess the fundamentals is his sense of direction. These three factors--the barriers to coordination, the need for direction, and an individual's sense of direction--c...Expand abstract
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Leading the Party: Coordination, Direction, and Communication.
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