No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures

No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures

by Seth Masket
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472116894

ISBN-13: 9780472116898

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The new political machines fuel partisanship by supporting only candidates who follow the party's agenda

Overview

The new political machines fuel partisanship by supporting only candidates who follow the party's agenda

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472116898
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Extreme Partisanship 1

Chapter 1 The Modern Political Party 23

Chapter 2 The True Character of Politicians 54

Chapter 3 150 Years of Legislative Party Behavior 87

Chapter 4 A Visit to the Smoke-Filled Room 108

Chapter 5 Measuring the Power of Informal Party Organizations 160

Conclusion: The Price and Payoff of Parties 188

List of Interviews 205

References 207

Index 219

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