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State of the Parties The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

ISBN-10: 0742518221

ISBN-13: 9780742518223

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: John C. Green, Rick D. Farmer

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Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on political party action in election years and in-between. The growing sophistication of party politics is the theme of this new edition, a theme sure to be played out in the elections of 2004. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

John C. Green is distinguished professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron. He is the author of The Faith Factor: How Religion Influences the Vote, among other works.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
The State of the Parties in an Evenly Divided Nation
The Party System
The Future of the American Two-Party System at the Beginning of a New Century
A Tale of Two Electorates: The Changing American Party Coalitions, 1952-2000
The State of Party Elites: National Convention Delegates, 1992-2000
Out of the Shadows, but Still in the Dark? The Courts and Political Parties
Party Finances
The Parties Take the Lead: Political Parties and the Financing of the 2000 Presidential Election
The Committee Shuffle: Major Party Spending in Congressional Elections
State Parties and Soft Money: How Much Party Building?
State Parties: Independent Partners in the Money Relationship
Party Services in the States
The Battle for the Legislature: Party Campaigning in State House and State Senate Elections
Casting a Weak Net: Political Party Web Sites in 2000
No Mo[mentum] in Ohio: Local Parties and the 2000 Presidential Campaign
The Symbiotic Relationship between Political Parties and Political Consultants: Partners Past, Present, and Future
Party in Government
A Double-Edged Sword: Party Dilemmas in Mobilizing Electoral Bases in U.S. House Elections
The Unprecedented Senate: Political Parties in the Senate after the 2000 Election
Taking Responsibility Seriously: Assessing Party Strength in the House of Representatives
Party Responsibility
Parliamentary Government in the United States: A New Regime for a New Century?
Schattschneider's Dismay: Strong Parties and Alienated Voters
Responsible, Functional, or Both? American Political Parties and the APSA Report after Fifty Years
Minor Parties
Spoiler or Builder? The Effect of Ralph Nader's 2000 Campaign on the U.S. Greens
Ross Perot Is Alive and Well and Living in the Republican Party: Major Party Co-optation of the Perot Movement and the Reform Party
Toward a More Responsible Three-Party System: Deregulating American Democracy
References
Index
About the Contributors