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Part of the "Longman Classics in Political Science" series and the gold standard of political parties texts, this new edition includes in-depth analysis of the 2006 campaigns and election and previews what lies ahead for the parties in the 2008 and 2010 Presidential and Congressional Elections. Party Politics in Americaanalyzes the interaction of the three primary components of partiesparty organization, party in the electorate, and party in government. Originally written by Frank Sorauf and now authored by Marjorie Hershey, the book integrates research with contemporary and historical examples to bring the fascinating story of how parties have helped to shape our political system to life.
Table of Contents
|Parties and Party Systems|
|What Are Political Parties?|
|The American Two-Party System|
|The Political Party as an Organization|
|The State and Local Party Organizations|
|The Partiesrsquo; National Organizations|
|The Political Party in the Electorate|
|Party Coalitions and Party Change|
|Who Votes-and Why It Matters|
|Parties, Nominations, and Elections|
|How Parties Choose Candidates|
|Choosing the Presidential Nominees|
|The General Election|
|Financing the Campaigns|
|The Party in Government|
|Parties in Congress and State Legislatures|
|The Party in the Executive and the Courts|
|The Semi-Responsible Parties|
|The Place of Parties in American Politics|
|Party Politics on the Internet|
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