The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

by John C. Green, Daniel J. Coffey

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ISBN-13: 9780742599550
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/16/2010
Series: People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 941 KB

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 2 Acknowledgements
Chapter 3 1. Introduction
Part 4 Part I: The Party System
Part 5 2. Was 2008 a Watershed Election? Observing the State of the Parties in the Election Results
Chapter 6 3. Party Factions in 2008
Chapter 7 4. The State of Party Elites: National Convention Delegates, 1992-2008
Part 8 Part II: Party Organizations and Activities
Chapter 9 5. Electoral Politics as Team Sport: Advantage to the Democrats
Chapter 10 6. Party-on-the-Periphery: The 2008 Presidential Campaign in Mahoning County
Chapter 11 7. The Party's Still Going: Local Party Strength and Activity in 2008
Chapter 12 8. The Obama Net-Roots Campaign, Young Voters and the Future of Local Party Organizations
Chapter 13 9. The Internet-ilization of American Parties: The Implications of the Unity08 Effort
Chapter 14 10. Organizing for America
Part 15 Part III: Party Resources
Chapter 16 11. The Need for an Integrated Vision of Parties and Candidates: National Political Party Finances, 1999-2008
Chapter 17 12. Back to the Future? Campaign Finance Reform and the Declining Importance of the National Party Organization
Chapter 18 13. Flush with Cash: Campaign Contributors in the 2008 Election
Part 19 Part IV: Partisan Publics
Chapter 20 14. Fallen Elephant: Examining the Grand Old Party's Fall from Grace
Chapter 21 15. Unintended Consequences: Republican Strategy and Winning and Losing Voters
Chapter 22 16. The Campaign Context for Partisanship Stability
Chapter 23 17. A Political Theory of Partisanship and Independence
Part 24 Party V: Party in Government
Chapter 25 18. Barack Obama and the Partisan Presidency
Chapter 26 19. Party Governance under Speaker Pelosi
Chapter 27 20. Party, Constituency, and Representation in Congress
Chapter 28 References
Chapter 29 Index
Chapter 30 About the Editors and Contributors

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