Party Politics in America (Longman Classics in Political Science)

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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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
Party Activists
The Political Party in the Electorate
Party Identification
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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