Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of polarization and innovation characterizing the new edition, this essential party primer includes: four new chapters on party resources, a greatly expanded section on public opinion, coverage of party efforts to mobilize the youth vote, thirteen new chapters covering topics ranging from the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act to 'Deaniacs' and Democrats to The Rise of the Right, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors.
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)
John C. Green is distinguished professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. Daniel J. Coffey is assistant professor of political science at The University of Akron and a fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. He has published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly. He studies political parties, public opinion, state and local politics, campaigns and elections, and research methods.
Chapter 1 The State of the Parties in a Polarized Nation Part 2 The Party System Chapter 3 The Future of the American Two-Party System in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 4 Party Factions in 2004 Chapter 5 The State of the Party Elites: National Convention Delegates 1992-2004 Chapter 6 State Party Activists and State Party Polarization Part 7 Party Resources Chapter 8 Committee and Candidates: National Party Finance after BCRA Chapter 9 Surviving BCRA: State Party Finance in 2004 Chapter 10 Machine Politics for the Twenty-first Century? Multi-level Marketing and Party Organizations Chapter 10 Rally 'Round the Flag: When Interest Groups Invite Themselves to the Party Chapter 11 Deaniacs and Democrats: Howard Dean's Campaign Activists Part 12 Party Activities Chapter 14 The Dynamic of Third Parties and the Perot Constituency: Twelve Years and Counting Chapter 14 The [Un]coordinated Campaign: The Battle for Mahoning County, Ohio Chapter 15 Organizational Strength and Campaign Professionalism in State Parties Chapter 16 Local Parties and Mobilizing the Vote: The Case of Young Citizens Chapter 17 Party Coalitions in the American Public: Morality Politics, Issue Agendas, and the 2004 Election Part 17 Minor Parties Chapter 18 The Rise of the Ideological Voter: The Changing Bases of Partisanship in the American Electorate Chapter 19 The Declining Significance of Ralph Part 20 Partisanship and the Public Chapter 21 The Growing Polarization of American Voters Chapter 24 The Rise of the Right: More Conservatives or More Concentrated Conservatism? Part 25 Party in Government Chapter 26 The Partisan Presidency Chapter 27 Party Leadership in the House of Representatives Chapter 28 Ten Years After the Revolution: 1994 and Partisan Control of Government Chapter 29 The Courts and Party Systems in 2004: Representation without Competition?