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Mr. Chairman: The Life And Times Of Ray C. Bliss
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|November 9, 2017

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The Faith Factor: How Religion Influences American Elections
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|March 1, 2010

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The impact of religion on the 2004 presidential election results provoked widespread consternation and surprise. Given the results? intensity and closeness, however, the role of religion should not have come as a shock. In fact, religion and faith have long…
Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia: On Studying Political Parties

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In August 1991, the Political Organization and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association sponsored a workshop entitled 'Machine Politics, Sound Bites, and Nostalgia: Substantive Issues and Methodological Problems in the Study of Party…
Politics, Professionalism, and Power: Modern Party Organization and the Legacy of Ray C. Bliss

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This book examines the role of increased professionalism in the growth of both the Republican and Democratic national parties, beginning with Republican National Committee Chairman Ray C. Bliss in the 1960s. It analyzes how an increased application of…
Representing Interest Groups and Interest Group Representation

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Interest groups and other "group concepts" of politics dominated explanations of American government and policy-making in the 1950s and early 1960s and, as filtered through the concept of pluralism, have provided what is arguably the most lasting and perhaps the…
Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches from the Front
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|September 5, 1996

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As the 20th Century draws to a close, cultural conflict plays an increasingly dominant role in American politics, with religion acting as a catalyst in the often bitter confrontations ranging from abortion to public education. These insightful essays by leading…
The Financiers of Congressional Elections
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|July 24, 2012

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Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more than $200) are the least understood participants in…
Social Movements and American Political Institutions
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|April 23, 1998

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Social movements in the United States are important political actors because of their scale and duration, their generation of new ideas and understandings of existing problems, their ability to mobilize those who were previously passive citizens, and the impetus…
Religion and Politics in America: A Conversation
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|March 25, 2005

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As religiously grounded moral arguments have become ever more influential factors in the national debate-particularly reinforced by recent presidential elections and the creation of the faith-based initiative office in the White House-journalists' ignorance about…
Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics

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Mormons have long had an outsized presence in American culture and politics, but they remain largely unknown to most Americans. Recent years have seen the political prominence of Mormons taken to a new level - including the presidential candidacy of Republican…
Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties
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|March 18, 1999

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This book updates and adds to the classic Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies, showing how social movement theory has grown and changed_from an earlier emphasis on collective behavior, to the resource mobilization approach, and currently to analyses…
Mr. Chairman
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Ray Bliss was a masterful behind-the-scenes force in the Republican Party for more than three decades at the local, state, and national levels. Recognized as a master of the "nuts and bolts" of practical politics, Bliss was among the first to use polling and…
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