Endangered Guardians: Party Reform within a Constitutional System

Endangered Guardians: Party Reform within a Constitutional System

by Donald V. Weatherman
     
 
In this intellectual history of America's two-party system, Donald V. Weatherman grapples with the central issue confronting political parties: What role should they play within a constitutional government?: By examining three major efforts at party reform-the Progressive movement, efforts to develop a responsible party system in the 1950s and 1960s, and

Overview

In this intellectual history of America's two-party system, Donald V. Weatherman grapples with the central issue confronting political parties: What role should they play within a constitutional government?: By examining three major efforts at party reform-the Progressive movement, efforts to develop a responsible party system in the 1950s and 1960s, and Democratic nominating system reforms between 1968 and 1988-Weatherman shows how we have lost sight of the founders' original intentions to create a party system that would enhance the democratic tendencies of our political system while strengthening our constitutional structure.

Author Biography: Donald V. Weatherman is John D. Trimble, Sr., Professor of Political Philosophy at Lyon College.

Editorial Reviews

Harry V. Jaffa
. . . a work that should be read by everyone concerned not only with the theory but the practice of American politics. Every delegate to a national convention in 1996 should have it in his or her knapsack.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847679652
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Donald V. Weatherman is John D. Trimble, Sr., Professor of Political Philosophy at Lyon College.

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