Why Parties? The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America

ISBN-10: 0226012727
ISBN-13: 9780226012728
Edition: 1995
Authors: John H. Aldrich
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 355
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Why did the United States develop political parties? How and why do party alignments change? Aldrich goes beyond the arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline to examine the foundations of the American party system.

Jean-Michel Bismut is professor of mathematics at the Universit� Paris-Sud, Orsay.

Acknowledgments
Political Parties and Democracy
Politics and Parties in America
Why Parties Form
Party Formation in America, 1790-1860
Founding the First Parties: Institutions and Social Choice
Jacksonian Democracy: The Mass Party and Collective Action
Whigs and Republicans: Institutions, Issue Agendas, and Ambition
The New Political Party in Contemporary America
Party Activists and Partisan Cleavages in Contemporary Elections
Political Parties and Governance
The Critical Era of the 1960s
Conclusions
Political Parties, Historical Dynamics, and Democratic Politics
References
Index

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