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Updated in its 15th edition, Party Politics in America examines the impact of the Tea Party, the battles over the rights of public employees’ unions, the effects of Citizens United and Super PACs on congressional and presidential campaigns, and much more.

Long regarded as the gold standard of parties texts, Party Politics in America has remained a best-seller because of the care and attentiveness with which each edition is written. Building upon the work of Frank Sorauf and Paul Allen Beck, Marjorie Hershey has maintained the book’s three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government while also introducing contemporary and historical examples to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties have helped to shape our political system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205251773
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/17/2012
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 673,128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John H. Aldrich

Preface

Part One: Parties and Party Systems

Chapter 1 What Are Political Parties?

Chapter 2 The American Two-Party System

Part Two: The Political Party as an Organization

Chapter 3 The State and Local Party Organizations

Chapter 4 The Parties’ National Organizations

Chapter 5 Party Activists

Part Three: The Political Party in the Electorate

Chapter 6 Party Identification

Chapter 7 Party Coalitions and Party Change

Chapter 8 Parties and Voter Turnout

Part Four: Parties, Nominations, and Elections

Chapter 9 How Parties Choose Candidates

Chapter 10 Choosing the Presidential Nominees

Chapter 11 The General Election

Chapter 12 Financing the Campaigns

Part Five: The Party in Government

Chapter 13 Parties in Congress and State Legislatures

Chapter 14 The Party in the Executive and the Courts

Chapter 15 The Semi-Responsible Parties

Chapter 16 The Place of Parties in American Politics

Appendix

Endnotes

Index

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