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Politics, Parties, and Elections in America

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780534574413

ISBN10:
0534574416
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/16/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

1. Parties and Politics in America. 2. The Party Battle in America. 3. Characteristics of the American Party System. 4. Party Organizations. 5. Nominations for State and Congressional Offices. 6. Presidential Nominating Politics. 7. The General Election: Regulation and Campaign Strategy. 8. Political Parties and the Voters. 9. Parties in the Government. 10. A Concluding Note: American Parties-Distinctive, Durable, Adaptive, and Useful.

Table of Contents

Parties and Politics in America: An Overview
1(22)
The Nature of Politics
4(1)
The Nature of Party
5(2)
The Functions of Parties
7(8)
Parties as Competitors for Political Influence
15(2)
Parties and Interest Groups: There Is a Difference!
17(2)
Party Government and the Peaceful Transfer of Governmental Authority
19(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
20(1)
Notes
21(2)
The Party Battle in America
23(40)
The First Party System 1788-1824: Federalists, Republicans, and One-Party Factionalism
25(3)
The Second Party System, 1828-1854: Democrats versus Whigs in Two-Party Competitive Politics
28(1)
The Third Party System, 1856-1896: Ascendant Republicans versus Democrats
29(3)
The Fourth Party System, 1896-1928: Republican Dominance Renewed
32(4)
The Fifth Party System, 1932-1968: The Democratic New Deal Era
36(2)
The Sixth Party System, 1968-?: The Post-New Deal Era-Weakened Partisanship, Candidate-Centered Politics, and Divided Government
38(2)
Minor Parties in American Politics
40(8)
Some Lessons from Party History
48(11)
Parties in Decline or Resurgence?
59(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
60(1)
Notes
60(3)
Characteristics of the American Party System
63(32)
Two-Party Competition with Variations
64(8)
Decentralized Power Structures
72(12)
Broadly Based Electoral Support
84(1)
Nonprogrammatic Parties
85(6)
Quasi-Public Institutions with Ambiguous Membership
91(1)
Weak Parties, but Substantial Partisan Influence
92(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
92(1)
Notes
93(2)
Party Organizations
95(58)
The National Parties
100(24)
State Parties
124(10)
County and Local Parties
134(3)
Does Party Organization Make a Difference?
137(1)
The Party Activists
138(7)
Party Organizations: Adaptable and Durable
145(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
146(1)
Political Party Web Sites
147(1)
Notes
147(6)
Nominations for State and Congressional Offices
153(34)
The Evolution of the Direct Primary
155(4)
State Regulation of the Direct Primary
159(8)
Preprimary Endorsements
167(4)
Competition in Primaries
171(2)
Voter Turnout in Primaries
173(5)
The National Party Organizations and Nominations in the States
178(3)
The Direct Primary and the General Election
181(1)
The Direct Primary and Political Parties
182(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
183(1)
Notes
184(3)
Presidential Nominating Politics
187(52)
Methods of Delegate Selection
189(6)
Phases of the Nomination Process
195(20)
The Ongoing Process of Party Reform
215(10)
Participation in Presidential Nominating Politics
225(6)
Media Politics in Presidential Nominations
231(2)
A Lengthy, Candidate-Centered, Primary-Focused, Participatory and Media-Oriented Process
233(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
234(1)
Presidential Nominating Politics Web Sites
235(1)
Notes
235(4)
The General Election: Regulation and Campaign Strategy
239(68)
Extending the Suffrage
241(3)
Direct Election of the Senate
244(1)
Party Column versus Office Bloc Ballot Forms
245(1)
Financing Elections
245(25)
The Electoral College
270(11)
The General Election Campaign
281(21)
The Campaign and Governance
302(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
303(1)
Web Sites on Campaign Finance
304(1)
Notes
304(3)
Political Parties and the Voters
307(70)
Voter Turnout
308(11)
Party Identification
319(6)
Candidates and Issues
325(5)
Social and Economic Bases of Partisanship and Voting
330(10)
Election Outcomes
340(30)
Voters, Elections, and Control of Government
370(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
371(1)
Web Sites on the Party-in-the-Electorate
372(1)
Notes
372(5)
Parties in the Government
377(62)
The President as Party Leader
381(7)
The Party, the President, and Congress
388(10)
The Party, the President, and the Executive Branch
398(6)
The Party, the President, and the Judiciary
404(2)
Parties in Congress
406(26)
A Party-Influenced Government, but Not a Party-Dominated Government
432(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
433(1)
Party-in-Government Web Sites
433(1)
Notes
434(5)
A Concluding Note: American Parties-Distinctive, Durable, Adaptive, and Useful
439(3)
Notes
442


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