Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001

Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001

by John A. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813123402

ISBN-13: 9780813123400

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

"The essays in Southern Political Party Activists, compiled and edited by John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby, present the findings of a large-scale survey research project tracing the ways in which county-level political party organizations have adapted in response to the challenges of their new electoral environments." The findings in Southern Political Party…  See more details below

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"The essays in Southern Political Party Activists, compiled and edited by John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby, present the findings of a large-scale survey research project tracing the ways in which county-level political party organizations have adapted in response to the challenges of their new electoral environments." The findings in Southern Political Party Activists lead to broad and telling conclusions about the nature of the southern political party system at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Also, because researchers have compiled little systematic data on local party organizations in any region of the country, these essays contribute significantly to understanding recent national political developments. By detailing the changes that southern Democrats and Republicans have made in response to the region's shifting political tides and placing those changes within the context of recent scholarship in the field, the authors provide a baseline from which future changes may be measured.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813123400
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Studying southern political party activists1
Ch. 2Religion : culture wars in the new south13
Ch. 3The continuing role of race in southern party organizations29
Ch. 4Population movement and southern party activists45
Ch. 5A growing divide : issue opinions of southern party activists59
Ch. 6Partisan attachments of southern party activists73
Ch. 7Factionalism transformation in the two-party south : it's getting harder to pick a fight91
Ch. 8Mass-elite linkages and partisan change in the south107
Ch. 9Purist versus pragmatist orientations among southern political party activists133
Ch. 10Motives for involvement among grassroots party activists in the modern south149
Ch. 11Party activists in election campaigns171
Ch. 12Communication patterns and party integration185
Ch. 13Conclusion : patterns of change between and within party organizations197
AppSGPA 2001 : description of the sampling plan and response rates209

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