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

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

by John C. Green
     
 

Declaring that "nearly everyone sees strong parties as critical to resolving [America's] divisions in a productive fashion," Green and Farmer (both: political science, U. of Akron) present 22 papers that assess the strengths and weaknesses of the political parties and the party system in the United States. The activities of parties inside and outside of government are… See more details below

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Declaring that "nearly everyone sees strong parties as critical to resolving [America's] divisions in a productive fashion," Green and Farmer (both: political science, U. of Akron) present 22 papers that assess the strengths and weaknesses of the political parties and the party system in the United States. The activities of parties inside and outside of government are discussed, with contributions focusing on coalitions, elites, finances, activities in the Congress, and the possibilities for reform of the party system. Final chapters explore the issue of third parties, including discussions of the effect of the 2000 Nader campaign on the Greens and the cooptation of the Reform Party movement by the Republican Party. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742518223
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Edition description:
4th Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

1The state of the parties in a polarized nation1
2The future of the American two-party system in the twenty-first century15
3Party fictions in 200435
4The state of the party elites : national convention delegates, 1992-200451
5State party activists and state party polarization75
6Committees and candidates : national party finance after BCRA95
7Surviving BCRA : state party finance in 2004113
8Rally 'round the flag : when interest groups invite themselves to the party135
9Deaniacs and Democrats : Howard Dean's campaign activists153
10Machine politics for the twenty-first century? : multilevel marketing and party organizations173
11The [un]coordinated campaign : the battle for Mahoning County, Ohio187
12Organizational strength and campaign professionalism in state parties199
13Local parties and mobilizing the vote : the case of young citizens217
14The dynamic of third parties and the Perot constituency : twelve years and counting231
15The declining significance of Ralph249
16The growing polarization of American voters265
17Party coalitions in the American public : morality politics, issue agendas, and the 2004 election279
18The rise of the ideological voter : the changing bases of partisanship in the American electorate299
19The rise of the right : more conservatives or more concentrated conservatism?317
20The partisan presidency331
21Party leadership in the house of representatives343
22Ten years after the revolution : 1994 and partisan control of government355
23The courts and party systems in 2004 : representation without competition?369

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