×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Political Parties and the Maintenance of Liberal Democracy
     

Political Parties and the Maintenance of Liberal Democracy

by Kelly D. Patterson, Robert Y. Shapiro (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Studies of the performance of the American political system typically focus on relations among institutions such as Congress, the courts, and the presidency. This book is the first to examine the systematic effects of parties, party platforms, and campaigns on governance.

Overview

Studies of the performance of the American political system typically focus on relations among institutions such as Congress, the courts, and the presidency. This book is the first to examine the systematic effects of parties, party platforms, and campaigns on governance.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Examines party-performance and the decline-of-party thesis, as well as the effects of presidential issue stances, party platforms, party leaders and presidential candidates on the health of American democracy. Asserts that the decline in importance that voters ascribe to political parties in forming and evaluating policy alternatives is of secondary concern for the maintenance of democracy and that the links among the nominating, electoral, and governing coalitions have not eroded as the political parties have declined. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231102568
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/22/1996
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century
Pages:
240

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews