The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigns

The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigns

by L. Sandy Maisel
     
 

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As a survey of the most current and significant issues affecting party politics in the United States, The Parties Respond has become a standard for reference and college course use. L. Sandy Maisel has drawn together leading scholars as well as party activists for original essays. The topics addressed include party organization, the changing relationship

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As a survey of the most current and significant issues affecting party politics in the United States, The Parties Respond has become a standard for reference and college course use. L. Sandy Maisel has drawn together leading scholars as well as party activists for original essays. The topics addressed include party organization, the changing relationship between parties and voters, the campaign and election process, and parties in government. The fourth edition offers has been revised by eliminating two chapters, adding a new chapter on the demise of the Reform Party in 2000, and a new chapter on campaign finance (and lack of reform).

Editorial Reviews

Leon D. Epstein
A significant addition to the continuing discussion of the role of parties in contemporary American politics.
Political Science Quarterly
Booknews
Examines the responses of contemporary political parties to changes in American society and politics. Chapters by political scientists, historians, journalists, and activists not only cover aspects of the topic from differing perspectives, but also employ a range of research methods so that undergraduate students can be exposed to the various modes of analysis used by researchers. Material is arranged in sections on parties in the American context, the evolving state of party organization, the relationship between parties and voters, the electoral arena, parties in government, and the future. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813317236
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/17/1994
Series:
Transforming American Politics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
445

What People are saying about this

Leon D. Epstein
A significant addition to the continuing discussion of the role of parties in contemporary American politics. (Leon D. Epstein, Political Science Quarterly)
Ralph M. Goldman
Praise for earlier editions: "Excellent collection....contributes to our understanding and expectations regarding that other rapidly changing institution, the presidency. (Ralph M. Goldman, Presidential Studies Quarterly)

Meet the Author

L. Sandy Maisel is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. Former president of the New England Political Science Association and former chair of the Legislative Studies and the Political Organizations and Parties sections of the American Political Science Association, Maisel is the general editor of Political Parties and Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia and of Jews in American Politics; he is editor of The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigning, now in its fourth edition with Westview, co-author of Parties and Elections in America, also now in its fourth edition, and author or co-author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters.

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