9780495899167

Politics, Parties, and Elections in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495899167

  • ISBN10:

    049589916X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

POLITICS, PARTIES, AND ELECTIONS IN AMERICA, Seventh Edition, is filled with the latest research on what political parties do, how they are organized, how party leaders behave, the functions of political parties and their limitations, the unique features of American political parties, and the impact of political parties within the American political system. It provides balanced, up-to-date coverage of the political parties and the realities of political life. Included in this new edition are discussions about the 2008 nomination contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the realities of current campaign finance, the use of technology during campaigns, and more.

Table of Contents

Parties and Politics in America
The Party Battle in America
Characteristics of the American Party System
Party Organizations
Nominations for State and Congressional Offices
Presidential Nominating Politics
Political Parties and the Voters
The General Election: Campaign Finance and Campaign Strategy
Parties in the Government
Political Parties: Important and Resurgent
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