This book highlights the roles played by a selection of people who make up the lowest layer of elected party office holders and are closest to voters. It analyses three themes that emerge from ethnographic data: political process participation, the role of parties; and parapolitical factionalism.
1. Introduction 2. The Field and the Players 3. Role Perceptions and Performance 4. Strategies of Influence 5. Winning and Losing 6. Factionalism 7. Summation and Surmise 8. Epilogue: Alternative Futures?