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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847693092
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P Series
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

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?

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