9780321052735

Party Politics in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321052735

  • ISBN10:

    0321052730

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2000
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Summary

The definitive text on American party politics, this highly- respected best-seller has been thoroughly updated through 2000. With comprehensive coverage of our party system (including third parties and independents), the text examines three primary components of the partiesparty organization, party in the electorate, party in governmentand the interaction of these components, especially during election campaigns. The authors integrate academic research with contemporary and historical examples of party politics in the United States, to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties have helped to shape our political system.

Table of Contents

Contents in Detail vii
Preface xvii
Part One Parties and Party Systems 1(50)
In Search of the Political Parties
5(22)
The American Two-Party System
27(24)
Part Two The Political Party as an Organization 51(60)
The State and Local Party Organizations
55(19)
National Organizations: A New Presence at the Summit
74(18)
The Political Party of the Activists
92(19)
Part Three The Political Party in the Electorate 111(58)
The Loyal Electorates
115(18)
The Party within the Voter
133(15)
The Active Electorate
148(21)
Part Four The Political Parties in the Electoral Process 169(86)
The Naming of the Party Candidates
171(16)
Choosing the Presidential Nominees
187(22)
Parties and the Campaign for Election
209(21)
Financing the Campaigns
230(25)
Part Five The Party in Government 255(78)
Party and Partisans in the Legislature
259(21)
The Party in the Executive and Judiciary
280(17)
The Quest for Party Government
297(19)
The Place of Parties in American Politics
316(17)
Party Politics on the Internet 333(4)
End Notes 337(52)
Index 389

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