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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742518221

ISBN-13: 9780742518223

Pub. Date: 04/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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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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

Introduction
1.Coffey, Green and Cohen

I

Why So Polarized?

2.Why American Political Parties Can’t Get Beyond the Left-Right Divide (Edward G. Carmines, Indiana University, Michael J. Ensley, Kent State University, Michael W. Wagner, University of Wisconsin).
3. American Electorate: Explaining Polarization in Feeling Thermometer Ratings of the Parties (Alan Abramowitz, Emory University)
4.Political Identity and Party Polarization in the American Electorate (David C. Kimball, Bryce Summary, and Eric C. Vorst, University of Missouri-St. Louis)
5.The End of the Two-Tiered Electoral System (William G. Mayer, Northeastern University)

II

Elite Polarization

6.Congressional Polarization and Presidential-House Election Results (Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Syracuse University)
7.Congress: Partisan, Polarized, Yet Not Dysfunctional? William F. Connelly, Jr., Washington and Lee University
8.Two Parties Divided by a Common Language? Regional Sources of Partisan Disagreement (Daniel J. Coffey, University of Akron)
9.Party Polarization in America’s State Legislatures (Boris Shor, University of Chicago, Harris School)

III

The 2012 Presidential Election

10.The Role of Rules in the 2012 Presidential Nominations (Caitlin E. Jewitt, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
11.Kingmakers or Cheerleaders? Party Power and the Causal Effects of Endorsements (Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego, Seth Masket, University of Denver, and Eric McGhee, Public Policy Institute of California)
12.The Ground Game from the Voter’s Perspective: 2012 and Before (Paul A. Beck, The Ohio State University and Erik Heidemann, Kent State University)

IV

The Tea Party and the 2012 Election

13.The Tea Party and the 2012 Election Ronald Rapoport, College of William and Mary, Meredith Dost, College of William and Mary, and Walter Stone, University of California, Davis)
14.The Divided Republicans: Tea Party Supporters, Establishment Republicans, and the Role of Social Networking Media in Driving Polarization (Peter L. Francia and Jonathan S. Morris, East Carolina University)
15.Who Needs Enemies? The Tea Party Impact on the Republican Party (William J. Miller, Flagler College and Michael John Burton, Ohio University)

V

Campaign Finance

16.The Changing Role of Hill Committees in the Age of Super PACS (Diana Dwyre, California State University, Chico and Robin Kolodny, Temple University)
17.Towards a Typology of Super PACs: Candidate, Party or Group Centered? (David B. Magleby, Brigham Young University)
18.The Importance of Building a Donor Network in the Presidential Primary: Lessons Learned by the 2012 Republicans (Dante Scala, University of New Hampshire)

VI

State and Local Parties

19.Changes in Local Party Structure and Activity, 1980-2010 (Douglas D. Roscoe and Shannon Jenkins, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
20.Separated We Stand? The Impact of Ideological Sorting on Local Party Dynamics (Daniel M. Shea, Colby College)
21.Mahoning Democrats

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