Multiparty Politics in America

Multiparty Politics in America

by Paul S. Herrnson
     
 

In the wake of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, and other "third" party and independent candidates that ran in the 1996 election, this collection of original essays by leading political scientists and third party officials is must reading for individuals interested in American politics. "Multiparty Politics in America" examines the roles that third parties have played in U.S… See more details below

Overview

In the wake of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, and other "third" party and independent candidates that ran in the 1996 election, this collection of original essays by leading political scientists and third party officials is must reading for individuals interested in American politics. "Multiparty Politics in America" examines the roles that third parties have played in U.S. elections past and present and their prospects for the future. It presents unique and detailed coverage of the Reform, Green, and Libertarian parties' goals and campaign strategies; discusses the kinds of reforms that would help them become more viable; and advances the debate over whether the U.S. should have a two-party or multiparty system.

Author Biography: Paul S. Herrnson is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. John C. Green is director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847684960
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Pt. IPossibilities
1Multiparty Politics in America: Possibilities and Performance3
2Two-Party Dominance and Minor-Party Forays in American Politics9
3The Case for a Multiparty System31
4In Defense of the Two-Party System45
5Public Opinion and the American Party System: Possibilities for Multiparty Politics59
Pt. IIPerformance
6Running against the Odds: Minor-Party Campaigns in Congressional and State Legislative Elections79
7The Rise and Decline of the Reform Party, 1992-200099
8Sharing the Spoils: Ralph Nader, the Green Party, and the Elections of 2000125
9Multiparty Politics in New York145
10Barriers to Minor-Party Success and Prospects for Change161
References175
Index187
About the Editors and Contributors197

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