The State of the Parties : The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, Paperback / softback Book

The State of the Parties : The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties Paperback / softback

Edited by John C. Green, Daniel J. Coffey, David B. Cohen


Continuing a three-decade tradition, The State of the Parties 7th edition brings together leading experts to evaluate change and continuity in American electoral politics.

Political parties in America have never been more contentious and divided than they are right now.

Even splits within the parties themselves have the power to elevate relatively unknown candidates to power and topple established incumbents.

With sections devoted to polarization and the electorate, polarization and political elites, tea party politics, super PACS, and partisan resources and partisan activities, the contributors survey the American political landscape.

They pay special attention to polarization between and within the parties in the aftermath of the 2012 election, demographic changes to America's political parties, the effects of new media and campaign finance laws on national and local electoral results, the Tea Party's rise and, as always, the implications of all these factors on future policymaking and electoral prospects.

The State of the Parties 7th edition offers an indispensable guide to American politics for scholars, students, and practitioners.

Contributions by: Alan Abramowitz, Paul A. Beck, Michael John Burton, Edward G. Carmines, Daniel J. Coffey, William F. Connelly, Jr., Meredith Dost, Diana Dwyre, Michael J.

Ensley, Peter L. Francia, Erik Heidemann,,Shannon Jenkins, Caitlin E.

Jewitt, David C. Kimball, Robin Kolodny, Thad Kousser, David B. Magleby, Seth Masket, William G. Mayer, Eric McGhee, William J. Miller, Jonathan S. Morris, Ronald Rapoport, Douglas D. Roscoe, Dante Scala, Daniel M. Shea, Boris Shor, Walter Stone, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Eric C. Vorst, Michael W. Wagner


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 410 pages, 43 Graphs; 33 Tables, unspecified; 15 Charts
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Political structure & processes
  • ISBN: 9781442225602

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