Political Parties In American Society / Edition 2

Political Parties In American Society / Edition 2

by Samuel J. Eldersveld, Hanes Walton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312226888

ISBN-13: 9780312226886

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In this comprehensive introduction to political parties, two of the country's foremost scholars combine the traditional PIE, PIG, PO approach with unique chapters on such issues as race and campaign finance. Throughout the book, the authors argue strongly in favor of the continued relevance of parties in the American political system and provide strong evidence

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In this comprehensive introduction to political parties, two of the country's foremost scholars combine the traditional PIE, PIG, PO approach with unique chapters on such issues as race and campaign finance. Throughout the book, the authors argue strongly in favor of the continued relevance of parties in the American political system and provide strong evidence that parties have adapted to the changing American political scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312226886
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Parties in Society: A Theoretical Overview
• The United Party System Viewed Comparatively
• The American Party System: Origins and Development
• Third Parties in American Politics
• The Public's Support for the Parties: Revived and Relevant
• State and Local Party Structures: Strengthened and Still Relevant
• Party Activists: Working Elites with Organizational Links to the Masses
• Parties and Leadership Recruitment
• Presidential Nominations: The New Model
• The Campaign Process
• Money and Political Campaigns: The 1996 Débacle
• Parties and the Election Process
• The New Technologies: How the Parties Have Adapted
• Parties and Governance: Making Divided Government Work
• The Party System and the Race Problem
• Change and Adaptation in the American Party System

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