The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties / Edition 3

The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties / Edition 3

by John C. Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847693104

ISBN-13: 9780847693108

Pub. Date: 01/14/1999

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

Overview

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:
9780847693108
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/14/1999
Series:
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.89(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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