The Impact of Political Finance Regulation on Party Organisation
Anika Gauja, Stephen Mills, Narelle Miragliotta, Joo-Cheong Tham, Zim Nwokora, Malcolm Anderson
PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020
Political finance regulations require political parties to engage with a complex and multi-faceted regulatory environment. This article develops a framework to understand how political finance regulation impacts on party organisation and applies it to a diverse grouping of six parties from the Australian State of New South Wales. We find that all parties seek to capture the benefits of compliance, and minimise their exposure to the risks of non-compliance, by centralising and professionalising their organisation. However, the intensity of these responses is moderated by party characteristics, including levels of institutionalisation, party family type and incumbency status. The research thus..View full abstract
This work was supported by grants from the New South Wales Electoral Commission and the Melbourne School of Government, Melbourne University.