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The American Political Party System.

Author: Michael C LeMay
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017.
Series: Contemporary World Issues Ser.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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LeMay, Michael C.
American Political Party System: a Reference Handbook.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C LeMay
ISBN: 9781440854125 1440854122
OCLC Number: 990619208
Notes: The Republican Party: 2016 Going Forward.
Description: 1 online resource (391 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 BACKGROUND AND HISTORY; Introduction; The Rise of National Parties; Party Principles; One-Party Rule; The Jacksonian Transformative Election and Period, 1828-1860; Extension of the States; The Rise of the Mass Party; The Party Spoils System; Democratic Superiority; The Know Nothings; The Transformative Election of Lincoln and the Parties, 1854-1896; Developing Political Parties and the Modern Two-Party System; The Transformative Election of McKinley and the Progressive Era, 1896-1932; Major-Party Developments: The Republicans. Major-Party Developments: The DemocratsThe Transformative Election of FDR, 1932-1980; FDR and the New Deal Democrats; Democratic Party Developments Post-World War II; Conservatives Ascendant; Parity and Polarization; Conclusion; References; 2 PROBLEMS, CONTROVERSIES, AND SOLUTIONS; Introduction; The Voters; Who Should Be Allowed to Vote?; The Declining Importance of Party Identification; Coalitions of Voting Blocs and Shifts in Voter Allegiance; Ideological Purity of the Two Major Parties-The Dichotomy of Conservative Republicans versus Liberal Democrats. Ideology versus Pragmatism in Primary and General ElectionsThe Need to Play to a Party's Base versus Outreach and Diversity of Coalitions; The Candidates; The Candidate Selection Process; The Establishment versus Outsider Candidates; The Campaigns; The Length of Presidential Campaigns; The Complexity of National, State, and Local Elections; The Cost of Campaigns; Citizens United and Campaign Finance Reform; Overturning Citizens United; National Laws That May Affect the Length and Cost of Elections; The States; The 50 State Party Systems; States' Rules on Ballot Access. Caucuses and ConventionsThe Primary Election System: Open or Closed? Binding or Preferential?; Replacing Winner-Take-All Primaries or the Electoral College; Options for Reform; Regional Primaries; The Geographical Split of the Two Major Parties and Competitive Swing States; Effects of Gerrymandered Districts; The Parties; The Parties versus PACs and Super-PACs; Strengthening the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee; Structural Barriers to Minority (Third) Parties; Changing the American Political Culture; The Media. The Media Focus on the Horse Race versus the Issues and Aspects of Electoral CampaignsCongressional Law to Regulate Media and Poll Use in Elections; Changing How the Media Covers Elections; References; 3 PERSPECTIVES; Introduction; Why I Am a Democratic Activist; Why I Became a Republican Party Activist; Donald Trump's Proposed Immigration Policies; Structural Barriers or Impediments to Third-Party Candidates; Libertarians: Philosophical Activism; Political Activism: The Nonpartisan Way; Party Identification and Core Political Principles; Perspectives on Homeland Security.
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues Ser.

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