The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

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The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

by John C. Green

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | September 16, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of continuity and change characterizing the new edition, this essential party primer includes: three new chapters on party roles in the 2008 election, a section on the impact of party resources for the campaign, extensive coverage of party mobilization efforts via the Internet and local activity, and new chapters covering topics ranging from Republicans'' fall from grace to party governance under Nancy Pelosi to President Obama''s role in party politics, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors. Contributions by Kira C. Allmann, William C. Binning, Melanie J. Blumberg, Mark D. Brewer, R. Lawrence Butler, Melody Crowder-Meyer, Aaron Dusso, Gregory Fortelny, Brendan Glavin, John S. Jackson III, Raymond J. La Raja, Rebekah E. Liscio, David Magleby, Michael J. Malbin, Daniel Maliniak, J. Quin Monson, Costas Panagopoulos, Kelly D. Patterson, John R. Petrocik , Matthew Pietryka, Jeremy C. Pope, Ronald B. Rapoport, Howard L. Reiter, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Daniel M. Shea, Walter J. Stone, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Richard M. Skinner, and Barbara Trish.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 16, 2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 074259954X

ISBN - 13: 9780742599543

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The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

by John C. Green

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 16, 2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 074259954X

ISBN - 13: 9780742599543

About the Book

Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of continuity and change characterizing the new edition, this essential party primer includes three new chapters on party roles in the 2008 election, a section on the impact of party resources for the campaign, extensive coverage of party mobilization efforts via the Internet and local activity, and new chapters covering topics ranging from Republican's fall from grace to party governance under Nancy Pelosi to President Obama's role in party politics, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 1. Introduction Part 4 Part I: The Party System Part 5 2. Was 2008 a Watershed Election? Observing the State of the Parties in the Election Results Chapter 6 3. Party Factions in 2008 Chapter 7 4. The State of Party Elites: National Convention Delegates, 1992-2008 Part 8 Part II: Party Organizations and Activities Chapter 9 5. Electoral Politics as Team Sport: Advantage to the Democrats Chapter 10 6. Party-on-the-Periphery: The 2008 Presidential Campaign in Mahoning County Chapter 11 7. The Party''s Still Going: Local Party Strength and Activity in 2008 Chapter 12 8. The Obama Net-Roots Campaign, Young Voters and the Future of Local Party Organizations Chapter 13 9. The Internet-ilization of American Parties: The Implications of the Unity08 Effort Chapter 14 10. Organizing for America Part 15 Part III: Party Resources Chapter 16 11. The Need for an Integrated Vision of Parties and Candidates: National Political Party Finances, 1999-2008 Chapter 17 12. Back to the Future? Campaign Finance Reform and the Declining Importance of the National Party Organization Chapter 18 13. Flush with Cash: Campaign Contributors in the 2008 Election Part 19 Part IV: Partisan Publics Chapter 20 14. Fallen Elephant: Examining the Grand Old Party''s Fall from Grace Chapter 21 15. Unintended Consequences: Republican Strategy and Winning and Losing Voters Chapter 22 16. The Campaign Context for Partisanship Stability Chapter 2
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From the Publisher

Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of continuity and change characterizing the new edition, this essential party primer includes: three new chapters on party roles in the 2008 election, a section on the impact of party resources for the campaign, extensive coverage of party mobilization efforts via the Internet and local activity, and new chapters covering topics ranging from Republicans'' fall from grace to party governance under Nancy Pelosi to President Obama''s role in party politics, and as always, a distinguished roster of contributors. Contributions by Kira C. Allmann, William C. Binning, Melanie J. Blumberg, Mark D. Brewer, R. Lawrence Butler, Melody Crowder-Meyer, Aaron Dusso, Gregory Fortelny, Brendan Glavin, John S. Jackson III, Raymond J. La Raja, Rebekah E. Liscio, David Magleby, Michael J. Malbin, Daniel Maliniak, J. Quin Monson, Costas Panagopoulos, Kelly D. Patterson, John R. Petrocik , Matthew Pietryka, Jeremy C. Pope, Ronald B. Rapoport, Howard L. Reiter, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Daniel M. Shea, Walter J. Stone, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Richard M. Skinner, and Barbara Trish.

About the Author

John C. Green is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron. Daniel J. Coffey is assistant professor of political science at The University of Akron and a fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. He has published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly. He studies political parties, public opinion, state and local politics, campaigns and elections, and research methods.

Editorial Reviews

I couldn''t be more pleased by how well the Green and Coffey volume supplements current happenings in politics where textbooks are necessarily weak. The newest edition features the most remarkable group of contributors yet. Each chapter provides critical insight in helping us make sense of today''s rapidly evolving party system.
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