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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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.
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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

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

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