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Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996

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ISBN-10: 0521785901

ISBN-13: 9780521785907

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Gerring

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This book challenges traditional notions of American party politics and political culture. Usually, American politics is looked upon as relatively consensual and nonideological. Professor Gerring argues, instead, that the major parties have articulated views that were coherent, differentiated, and stable. American party history, and by extension American political history at-large, has been irreducibly ideological. The argument rests on evidence provided by election rhetoric - speeches, party platforms, and other campaign tracts disseminated by party leaders during presidential campaigns. With these texts Professor Gerring traces the values, beliefs, and issue-positions which have defined…    
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

John Gerring is Professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he teaches courses on methodology and comparative politics. He has published several books including Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Case Study Research: Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He served as a fellow of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, New Jersey), as a member of The National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Evaluation of USAID Programs to Support the Development of Democracy, as President of the…    

Introduction
Argument
Rethinking the ideology debate
The Whig-Republican Party
The national epoch (1828-1924)
The neoliberal epoch (1928-1992)
The Democratic Party
The Jeffersonian epoch (1828-1892)
The populist epoch (1896-1948)
The universalist epoch (1952-1992)
Conclusion
What drives ideology change?
Does ideology matter?
Epilogue