Multiparty Politics in America / Edition 1by Paul S. Herrnson
Pub. Date: 12/28/1997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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.
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- People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
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- Older Edition
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- 5.92(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Table of ContentsPart 1 I Possibilities Chapter 2 1 Multiparty Politics in America: Possibilities and Performance Chapter 3 2 Two-Party Dominance and Minor Party Forays in American Politics Chapter 4 3 The Case for a Multiparty System Chapter 5 4 In Defense of the Two-Party System Chapter 6 5 Public Opinion and the American Party System: Possibilities for Multiparty Politics Part 7 II Performance Chapter 8 6 Running Against the Odds: Minor-Party Campaigns in Congressional and State Legislative Elections Chapter 9 7 The Rise and Decline of the Reform Party, 1992-2000 Chapter 10 8 Sharing the Spoils: Ralph Nader, the Green Party, and the Elections of 2000 Chapter 11 9 Multiparty Politics in New York Chapter 12 10 Barriers to Minor Party Success and Prospects for Change
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