The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

by L. Sandy Maisel, Jeffrey M. Berry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199542627

ISBN-13: 9780199542628

Pub. Date: 04/05/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Thirty chapters critically assess

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The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Thirty chapters critically assess both the major contributions to the literature and the ways in which it has developed. With contributions from most of the leading scholars in the field, the volume provides a definitive point of reference for all those working in and around the area. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of new and interesting research. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. This volume will help set the agenda for research on political parties and interest groups for the next decade.

The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics is an eight-volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the current state of scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics.

General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

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ISBN-13:
9780199542628
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
718
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. The State of Research on Political Parties and Interest Groups, L. Sandy Maisel and Jeffrey M. Berry
Part II: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives
2. Theories of Parties, John H. Aldrich and Jeffrey D. Grynaviski
3. Interest Group Theory, Andrew McFarland
4. Methodological Issues in the Study of Political Parties, Hans Noel
5. Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups, Scott Ainsworth
Part III: Party History
6. American Political Parties: History, Voters, Critical Elections, and Party Systems, Joel H. Silbey
7. The Evolution and Alteration of American Party Coalitions, Mark D. Brewer
8. The Party Faithful: Religion and Party Politics in America, John C. Green
Part IV: Parties in the Electoral Process
9. Party Nominating Procedures and Recruitment—State and Local Level, Raymond J. La Raja
10. How Parties Nominate Presidents, William G. Mayer
11. The Road Less Taken: New Directions in American Party Politics, Daniel M. Shea
12. Winning Isn't Everything: Third Parties and the American Two-Party System, Ronald B. Rapoport
Part V: Party Organization
13. The Evolution of National Party Organizations, Paul S. Herrnson
14. The Pure Partisan Institution: National Party Conventions as Research Sites, Byron E. Shafer
15. Activists, Influence, and Representation in American Elections, Walter J. Stone
16. Political Parties and Consultants, David B. Magleby
Part VI: Party in Government
17. What a Difference Twenty-Five Years Makes: Changing Perspectives on Parties and Leaders in the U.S. House, David W. Rohde
18. Partisan Models and the Search for Party Effects in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Sinclair
19. Party Coalitions in the US Congress: Intra v. Interpart, David W. Brady
20. The President, Party Politics, and Constitutional Development, Sidney M. Milkis and Jesse H. Rhodes
21. State Parties Research: The Quest for Strong, Competitive State Parties, Gerald C. Wright
Part VII: Interest Groups: Bias and Representation
22. Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus: The Shape of the Organized Interest System, Kay L. Schlozman
23. The Mobilization and Influence of Business Interests, Mark A. Smith
24. Social and Economic Justice Movements and Organizations, Dara Z. Strolovitch and M. David Forest
25. The Comparative Advantage of State Interest, Organization Research, David Lowery and Virginia Gray
26. Urban Interest Groups, Jeffrey M. Berry
Part VIII: Dimensions of Behavior
27. Interest Groups and Agendas, Frank M. Baumgartner
28. Lobbying and Influence, Beth L. Leech
29. Interest Groups in American Elections, Clyde Wilcox and Rentaro Iida
30. Linking Political Parties and Interest Groups, Michael T. Heaney
Part I: Introduction
1. The State of Research on Political Parties and Interest Groups, L. Sandy Maisel and Jeffrey M. Berry
Part II: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives
2. Theories of Parties, John H. Aldrich and Jeffrey D. Grynaviski
3. Theories of Interest Groups, Andrew McFarland
4. Methodological Issues in the Study of Political Parties, Hans Noel
5. Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups, Scott Ainsworth
Part III: Party History
6. American Political Parties: History, Voters, Critical Elections, and Party Systems, Joel H. Silbey
7. The Evolution and Alteration of American Party Coalitions, Mark D. Brewer
8. The Party Faithful: Religion and Party Politics in America, John C. Green
Part IV: Parties and the Political Process
9. Party Nominating Procedures and Recruitment-State and Local Level, Ray J. La Raja
10. How Parties Nominate Presidents, William G. Mayer
11. The Road Less Taken: New Directions in American Political Parties, Daniel M. Shea
12. Winning Isn't Everything: Third Parties and the American Two-Party System, Ronald B. Rapoport
Part V: Party Organization
13. The Roles and Relationships among Formal Party Organizations, Paul S. Herrnson
14. The Pure Partisan Institution: National Party Conventions as Research Sites, Byron E. Shafer
15. Activists, Influence, and Representation in American Elections, Walter J. Stone
16. Political Parties and Consultants, David B. Magleby
Part VI: Party in Government
17. What a Difference 25 Years Makes: Changing Perspectives on Parties and Leaders in the U.S. House, David W. Rohde
18. Partisan Models and the Search for Party Effects in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Sinclair
19. The President, Party Politics, and Constitutional Development, Sidney M. Milkis and Jesse H. Rhodes
20. State Parties Research: The Quest for Strong, Competitive State Parties, Gerald C. Wright
Part VII: Interest Groups: Bias and Representation
21. Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus: The Shape of the Interest Group Universe, Kay L. Schlozman
22. The Mobilization and Influence of Business, Mark L. Smith
23. Social and Economic Justice Movements and Organizations, Dara Z. Strolovitch and M. David Forest
24. The Comparative Advantage of State Interest Organization Research, David Lowery and Virginia Gray
25. Urban Interest Groups, Jeffrey M. Berry
Part VIII: Interest Groups: Dimensions of Behavior
26. Interest Groups and Agendas, Frank M. Baumgartner
27. Lobbying and Influence, Beth Leech
28. Interest Groups in American Elections, Clyde Wilcox and Rentaro Iida
29. Linking Political Parties and Interest Groups, Michael T. Heaney

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