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 changethe parties. From Perot to party leadership, from campaign finance to national party committees, it's all here in a well edited volume.
This is a stimulating anthology, with a wealth of new material on the activities of the political parties. People who think our political parties are dead should read this book. It reveals new evidence of party vitality and points to new directions for future research. And, this will be a valuable supplemental text for courses on American political parties.
This collection of studies by distinguished and emerging scholars provides a wealth of up-to-date information and provocative insights concerning the status, activities, impact, and changing character of political parties. It should be read by every serious student of party organizations.
Overall, the anthology successfully analyses the organizational dimension of US parties and therefore is well worth reading
With skill and care, along with the able assistance of many prominent scholars in the field, Shea and Green have dissected the American party system and produced several interesting findings . . . belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in contemporary U.S. politics.
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)