This guide aims to identify areas of disconnect between political parties and citizens, and highlights possible areas of party reform. The document includes: key recommendations for reform-minded parties; case studies and personal experiences from party practitioners; and worksheets and critical questions to help parties think through practical applications for the suggestions provided.
The RRR Blueprint is part of the National Democratic Institute's ongoing 21st Century Parties’ Party Renewal Initiative. This initiative began with the 21st Century Parties blog, which features contributions from party practitioners, scholars and members of the party assistance community. The blog aimed to generate discussions on how parties are or should be responding to challenges presented in new political and technological contexts. The Institute then organized the 21st Century Parties Conference in Brussels in early 2017 to expand on three main topics discussed online: inclusion and citizen relations, ideology and political party finance.
The Reflect, Reform, Reengage Blueprint was published with support from the National Endowment for Democracy.