Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process / Edition 5

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Overview

This book covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are devoted to the important subjects of the media in the electoral process and campaign finance. The role of political parties in representative democracy_and their contributions to it_are examined critically. This post-election update includes complete data from 2008 and an updated chapter on campaign finance.

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Editorial Reviews

Garrison Nelson
Praise for the Fifth Edition:
The unique political structures of the United States and the unpredictable behavior of its citizenry often mystify the observers of this, the world's oldest functioning democracy. Maisel and Brewer provide a wealth of information, insight, and understanding to demystify the American electoral process.
David Price
Sandy Maisel's "Parties and Elections in America" draws on the author's active political involvement, the lessons he has learned as an effective teacher, and his comprehensive knowledge of political science research. The result is a text that is not only authoritative but also engaging, introducing students to the excitement and challenge of politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442201026
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/16/2009
  • Edition description: 5th Edition Post Election Update
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

L. Sandy Maisel is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government and the director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. Mark D. Brewer is associate professor of political science at the University of Maine.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Elections and Political Parties Chapter 2 American Political Parties and Party Organization Chapter 3 Voting and Other Forms of Political Participation Chapter 4 Organized Groups in the Political Process Chapter 5 Campaign Finance Chapter 6 State and Local Nominations Chapter 7 State and Local Elections Chapter 8 Presidential Nominations Chapter 9 Presidential Elections Chapter 10 The Media and the Electoral Process Chapter 11 Party in Government Chapter 12 The Role of Political Parties at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century

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