Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566430647
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: American Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Lexile: 1570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Introduction 1
1 Partisan Officeholders, 1946-1996 5
2 Party Factionalism, 1946-1996 41
3 Partisan Elites, 1946-1996 75
4 Party Organizations, 1946-1996 142
5 Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996 186
6 Partisan Rules, 1946-1996 220
Index 271
About the Authors 277
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