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Party Government American Government in Action

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ISBN-10: 0765805588

ISBN-13: 9780765805584

Edition: 2003

Authors: E. E. Schattschneider, Sidney A. Pearson, Sidney Pearson

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This work takes the reader through an examination of political parties and the American government. Starting with a historical overview and defence of parties, it offers an analysis of politics itself, with special focus on the number of interest groups both affecting and affected by government.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sidney A. Pearson, Jr. is professor emeritus of political science at Radford University. He is the editor of Transaction's Library of Liberal Thought series.

List of Figures
Transaction Introduction: E. E. Schattschneider and the Quarrel Over Parties in American Democracy
Preface
In Defense of Political Parties
The Raw Materials of Politics
What is a Political Party?
The Special Character of the American Parties: The Two-Party System
Other Special Characteristics of the American Party
Decentralization
The Local Bosses: The Politicians versus the Public
The Pressure Groups
Conclusions
Selected Bibliography
Index