Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics / Edition 1

Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics / Edition 1

by Byron E. Shafer
     
 

ISBN-10: 156643064X

ISBN-13: 9781566430647

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics, Byron E. Shafer leads a distinguished panel of expert commentators who focus, in parallel chapters, on the dramatic dimensions of political change over the years 1946-1996 as observed in six major elements of parties and partisanship: Randall W. Strahan examines the role of national party officeholders as reflectors…  See more details below

Overview

In Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics, Byron E. Shafer leads a distinguished panel of expert commentators who focus, in parallel chapters, on the dramatic dimensions of political change over the years 1946-1996 as observed in six major elements of parties and partisanship: Randall W. Strahan examines the role of national party officeholders as reflectors as well as agents of political change; Nicol C. Rae analyzes the evolving structure of party factions that link these officeholders to the main social forces of their time; Byron E. Shafer explores the emerging dynamic among partisan elites that translate these shifting social forces into influences on public policymaking; John F. Bibby addresses the radical transformation of party organizations from weak confederacies to modern bureaucracies with a national strategy; William G. Mayer surveys the subtle and complicated shifts in public loyalties that underlie the era's changing patterns of mass partisanship; and Harold F. Bass, Jr. chronicles remarkable developments in the partisan rules that set the conditions of participation for all actors in the electoral system.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566430647
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
American Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Partisan Officeholders, 1946-19965
2Party Factionalism, 1946-199641
3Partisan Elites, 1946-199675
4Party Organizations, 1946-1996142
5Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996186
6Partisan Rules, 1946-1996220
Index271
About the Authors277

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >