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Part of the "Longman Classics in Political Science" series, this book has been updated to include an examination of the parties' stances on current issues, research on party activists, coverage of the 2002 and 2004 elections, and much more.Party Politics in America analyzes three primary components of parties--party organization, party in the electorate, party in government--and the interaction of these components, especially during election campaigns. PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS; THE POLITICAL PARTY AS AN ORGANIZATION; THE POLITICAL PARTY IN THE ELECTORATE; PARTIES, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS; THE PARTY IN GOVERNMENT. Anyone interested in American politics.
Table of Contents
Parties And Party Systems
In Search of Political Parties
The American Two-Party System
The Political Party As An Organization
The State and Local Party Organizations
The Parties' National Organizations
The Political Party of the Activists
The Political Party In The Electorate
Party Support and Party Realignments
Who Votes-and Why It Matters
Parties, Nominations, And Elections
How Parties Choose Candidates
Choosing the Presidential Nominees
The General Election
Financing the Campaigns
The Party In Government
Parties in Congress and State Legislatures
The Party in the Executive and the Courts
The Semi-Responsible Parties
The Place of Parties in American Politics
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