Parties and Elections in America

Author: Louis Sandy Maisel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442201029
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

This book covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are devoted to the important subjects of the media in the electoral process and campaign finance. The role of political parties in representative democracy and their contributions to it are examined critically. This post-election update includes complete data from 2008 and a fully up-to-date chapter on campaign finance."

Parties and Elections in America

Author: L. Sandy Maisel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442207707
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Political Science

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are devoted to the important subjects of the media in the electoral process and campaign finance. The role of political parties in representative democracy—and their contributions to it—are examined critically. The sixth edition incorporates the results of the 2010 midterm elections.

American Political Parties and Elections a Very Short Introduction

Author: L. Sandy Maisel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190458164
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. Still fewer understand the role played by political parties in the electoral process or the ironies within the system. Participation in elections in the United States is much lower than in the vast majority of mature democracies. Perhaps this is because of the lack of competition in a country where only two parties have a true chance of winning, despite the fact that a large number of citizens claim allegiance to neither and think badly of both. Or perhaps it is because in the U.S. campaign contributions disproportionately favor incumbents in most legislative elections, or that largely unregulated groups such as the now notorious 527s have as much impact on the outcome of a campaign as do the parties or the candidates' campaign organizations. These factors offer a very clear picture of the problems that underlay our much trumpeted electoral system. The second edition of this Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to these issues and more. Drawing on updated data and new examples from the 2016 presidential nominations, L. Sandy Maisel provides an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws. He also illustrates the growing impact of campaigning through social media, the changes in campaign financing wrought by the Supreme Court recent decisions, and the Tea Party's influence on the sub-presidential nominating process. As the United States enter what is sure to be yet another highly contested election year, it is more important than ever that Americans take the time to learn the system that puts so many in power.

Politics Parties and Elections in America

Author: Brian F. Schaffner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495899167
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Political Science

POLITICS, PARTIES, AND ELECTIONS IN AMERICA, Seventh Edition, is filled with the latest research on what political parties do, how they are organized, how party leaders behave, the functions of political parties and their limitations, the unique features of American political parties, and the impact of political parties within the American political system. It provides balanced, up-to-date coverage of the political parties and the realities of political life. Included in this new edition are discussions about the 2008 nomination contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the realities of current campaign finance, the use of technology during campaigns, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Politics Parties and Elections in America

Author: John F. Bibby
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0830415475
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Elections

A comprehensive text that incorporates the latest research concerning what political parties do, how they are organized, how party leaders behave, the limitations of political parties, and their evolving nature. This text also discusses the mechanics of elections, and how American politics have come to be controlled by political parties.

Parties and Elections in America

Author: Mark D. Brewer
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442249846
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre:

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process introduces students to every aspect of political parties and the electoral process, from state and national party systems to nominations, campaigns, and elections. In the latest edition, the authors incorporate coverage of the most recent elections and examine how campaign finance, demographic shifts, and the role of the media have impacted the American election cycle.

Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections

Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438109947
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This new volume contains all the material a reader needs to understand the American election process and its political parties. This complete A-to-Z reference guide covers the people, events, and terms involved in the electoral process. It also provides the history of elections in the United States, focusing primarily on the presidential elections. Appendix material includes the results for every presidential election.

American Political Parties and Elections A Very Short Introduction

Author: L. Sandy Maisel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199719683
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Genre: Political Science

Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. Still fewer understand the role played by political parties in the electoral process or the ironies within the system. Participation in elections in the United States is much lower than in the vast majority of mature democracies. Perhaps this is because of the lack of competition in a country where only two parties have a true chance of winning, despite the fact that a large number of citizens claim allegiance to neither and think badly of both. Or perhaps it is because in the U.S. campaign contributions disproportionately favor incumbents in most legislative elections, or that largely unregulated groups such as the now notorious 527s have as much impact on the outcome of a campaign as do the parties or the candidates' campaign organizations. Studying these factors, you begin to get a very clear picture indeed of the problems that underlay our much trumpeted electoral system. This Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to these issues and more, providing an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws. As we enter what is sure to be yet another highly contested election year, it is more important than ever that Americans take the time to learn the system that puts so many in power. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

Author: L. Sandy Maisel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191609206
Release Date: 2010-01-28
Genre: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Twenty nine chapters critically assess both the major contributions to the literature and the ways in which it has developed. With contributions from most of the leading scholars in the field, the volume provides a definitive point of reference for all those working in and around the area. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of new and interesting research. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. This volume will help set the agenda for research on political parties and interest groups for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

Parties Elections and Political Participation in Latin America

Author: Jorge I. Domínguez
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815314892
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

The term 'Islamic cities' has been used to refer to cities of the Islamic world, centring on the Middle East. Academic scholarship has tended to link the cities of the Islamic world with Islam as a religion and culture, in an attempt to understand them as a whole in a unified and homogenous way. Examining studies (books, articles, maps, bibliographies) of cities which existed in the Middle East and Central Asia in the period from the rise of Islam to the beginning of the 20th century, this book seeks to examine and compare Islamic cities in their diversity of climate, landscape, population and historical background. Coordinating research undertaken since the nineteenth century, and comparing the historiography of the Maghrib, Mashriq, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, Islamic Urbanism provides a fresh perspective on issues that have exercised academic concern in urban studies and highlights avenues for future research.

Parties and Politics in America

Author: Clinton Rossiter
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801490219
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Political Science

A distinguished historian and political scientist provides a forthright and objective account of American party politics in this concise and invaluable guide. In vigorous and lively language he examines the two major parties--"the peacemakers of the American community"--describing their historic functions and the way they have helped to achieve national unity. He discusses their make-up, their achievements and failures, the images each has established of itself and of the opposition party. The demographic forces influencing the American voter and the complex question of how the parties actually differ receive thought-provoking treatment. This invigorating analysis of the hard facts of American political life will live far beyond the election year of 1960.

Multiparty Politics in America

Author: Paul S. Herrnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742515990
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science

In the wake of Election 2000 and the Ralph Nader factor, this collection of original essays by leading political scientists examines the possibilities for and performance of minor parties in the American political system. Looking at the rise and fall of the Reform Party and the seeming upsurge in Green Party prospects, the authors present evidence and opinion about the viability of a multiparty system in the United States. New York party politics and Congressional and state legislative elections add depth to our understanding of multiparty politics in action. A unique public opinion survey shows surprising variation in citizen's attitudes toward minor parties and multiparty politics nationwide. Will minor parties flourish or flounder in the 2004 election season? This volume offers a variety of views that every voter should consider. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Political Parties in America

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110321762
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

This easy-to-use volume contains brief essays on the origins and development of the American party system, plus short profiles of major and most third parties in American history and aspects of political campaigns and elections-from campaigning and campaign finance to presidential primaries and political party conventions. The appendix contains several tables of important political facts, such as U.S. presidents and vice presidents, election data, party control of Congress and the White House, and all presidential and vice-presidential party nominees from 1831 to 2000. A detailed index completes the volume.

Why Parties

Author: John H. Aldrich
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226012727
Release Date: 1995-06
Genre: Political Science

Why did the United States develop political parties? How and why do party alignments change? Are the party-centered elections of the past better for democratic politics than the candidate-centered elections of the present? In this landmark book, John Aldrich goes beyond the clamor of arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline and undertakes a wholesale reexamination of the foundations of the American party system. Surveying three critical episodes in the development of American political parties—from their formation in the 1790s to the Civil War—Aldrich shows how parties serve to combat three fundamental problems of democracy: how to regulate the number of people seeking public office; how to mobilize voters; and how to achieve and maintain the majorities needed to accomplish goals once in office. Overcoming these obstacles, argues Aldrich, is possible only with political parties. Aldrich brings this innovative account up to date by looking at the profound changes in the character of political parties since World War II. In the 1960s, he shows, parties started to become candidate-centered organizations that are servants to their office seekers and officeholders. Aldrich argues that this development has revitalized parties, making them stronger, and more vital, with well-defined cleavages and highly effective governing ability.

Governing in a Polarized Age

Author: Alan S. Gerber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107095090
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: Political Science

This volume provides an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance in contemporary American politics.