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Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of continuity and change characterizing the new edition, this essential party primer includes three new chapters on party roles in the 2008 election, a section on the impact of party resources for the campaign, extensive coverage of party mobilization efforts via the Internet and local activity, and new chapters covering topics ranging from Republican's fall from grace to party governance under Nancy Pelosi to President Obama's role in party politics, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors.
John C. Green is distinguished professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Daniel J. Coffey is assistant professor of political science at the University of Akron and a fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
Table of Contents
|List of Tables||p. ix|
|List of Figures||p. xi|
|Introduction: The State of the Parties: Change and Continuity in 2008||p. 1|
|The Party System|
|Was 2008 a Watershed Election? Observing the State of the Parties in the Election Results||p. 17|
|Party Factions in 2008||p. 41|
|The State of Party Elites: National Convention Delegates, 1992-2008||p. 55|
|Party Organizations and Activities|
|Electoral Politics As Team Sport: Advantage to the Democrats||p. 81|
|Party on the Periphery: The 2008 Presidential Campaign in Mahoning County||p. 101|
|The Party's Still Going: Local Party Strength and Activity in 2008||p. 115|
|The Obama Netroots Campaign, Young Voters, and the Future of Local Party Organizations||p. 135|
|The Internetilization of American Parties: The Implications of the Unity08 Effort||p. 149|
|Organizing for America||p. 163|
|The Need for an Integrated Vision of Parties and Candidates: National Political Party Finances, 1999-2008||p. 185|
|Back to the Future? Campaign-Finance Reform and the Declining Importance of the National Party Organization||p. 205|
|Flush with Cash: Individual Campaign Contributors in the 2008 Elections||p. 223|
|Fallen Elephant: Examining the Grand Old Party's Fall from Grace||p. 239|
|Unintended Consequences: Republican Strategy and Winning and Losing Voters||p. 255|
|The Campaign Context for Partisanship Stability||p. 271|
|A Political Theory of Partisanship and Independence||p. 289|
|Party in Government|
|Barack Obama and the Partisan Presidency||p. 309|
|Party Governance under Speaker Nancy Pelosi||p. 323|
|Party, Constituency, and Representation in Congress||p. 333|
|About the Contributors||p. 395|
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