The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties / Edition 4

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Originally published in 1993, this updated 4th edition considers the impacts of the 2000 election on American politics & political parties. 22 Chpts, 425 pgs, References, Index. ... Book is brand new, NO writing or other marks save for 1 small spot on external page edges, otherwise completely clean & tight. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2013. ALL ORDERS PROCESSED BEFORE NOON SHIP IMMEDIATELY THAT DAY; ELSE NEXT DAY (EXCEPT SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS). Read more Show Less

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The third edition of this best-selling collection includes over a dozen new essays and several revised chapters from earlier editions. Current coverage of national, state, and local parties includes chapters on hot topics like technology, money, and campaigns. Major party activities are presented in the context of presidential elections, legislatures, and in the courts. Minor parties-especially the Reform Party-are covered here more comprehensively than anywhere else. Throughout, original and challenging "anchor" pieces by leading scholars serve to ground the book in the key scholarship on parties even as they launch it into new explorations of party evolution. The parties in flux is the theme of this new edition, a theme sure to be played out in the elections of 1998 and 2000.

Author Biography: John C. Green is professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Daniel M. Shea is associate professor of political science at Allegheny College.

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Editorial Reviews

Perspectives On Political Science
This book is intended for party scholars and a general audience. It should be read by both, and it belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in contemporary U.S. politics.
Larry J. Sabato
To keep up with American democracy, you must still keep up with the political parties. This anthology will help both undergraduates and graduate students understand the changing dynamics of the engines of political change—the parties. From Perot to party leadership, from campaign finance to national party committees, it's all here in a well-edited volume.
Perspectives on Political Science
This book is intended for party scholars and a general audience. It should be read by both, and it belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in contemporary U.S. politics.
Booknews
This third edition volume presents 20 new articles by political scientists exploring both major and minor political parties in the US political system. Among the topics treated are party coalitions, the judicial shaping of party activities, issue advocacy in congressional campaigns, the relevance of grassroots organizing, the relationship of local parties to their national organizations, possibilities for a multi-party system, and the effects of money and candidate-centered electoral campaigns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

John C. Green is professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Daniel M. Shea is associate professor of political science at Allegheny College.

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Table of Contents

1 The state of the parties in a polarized nation 1
2 The future of the American two-party system in the twenty-first century 15
3 Party fictions in 2004 35
4 The state of the party elites : national convention delegates, 1992-2004 51
5 State party activists and state party polarization 75
6 Committees and candidates : national party finance after BCRA 95
7 Surviving BCRA : state party finance in 2004 113
8 Rally 'round the flag : when interest groups invite themselves to the party 135
9 Deaniacs and Democrats : Howard Dean's campaign activists 153
10 Machine politics for the twenty-first century? : multilevel marketing and party organizations 173
11 The [un]coordinated campaign : the battle for Mahoning County, Ohio 187
12 Organizational strength and campaign professionalism in state parties 199
13 Local parties and mobilizing the vote : the case of young citizens 217
14 The dynamic of third parties and the Perot constituency : twelve years and counting 231
15 The declining significance of Ralph 249
16 The growing polarization of American voters 265
17 Party coalitions in the American public : morality politics, issue agendas, and the 2004 election 279
18 The rise of the ideological voter : the changing bases of partisanship in the American electorate 299
19 The rise of the right : more conservatives or more concentrated conservatism? 317
20 The partisan presidency 331
21 Party leadership in the house of representatives 343
22 Ten years after the revolution : 1994 and partisan control of government 355
23 The courts and party systems in 2004 : representation without competition? 369
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