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Party organization and activism in the American South

Author: Robert P Steed
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Much of the recent scholarship about American political parties has attempted to assess the condition of the party system. Are parties becoming increasingly obsolete? Have they forfeited the functions they traditionally performed? Or have they adopted a different role in the political system such that their achievements have gone unrecognized? In short, are American political parties in decline, resurgence, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Steed
ISBN: 0817308946 9780817308940
OCLC Number: 36103773
Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : local political parties and party scholarship / John A. Clark [and others] --
Recruiting activists / William E. Hulbary and Lewis Bowman --
Activists' incentives / Stephen D. Shaffer and David A. Breaux --
Purist versus pragmatic orientations / Charles Prysby --
Ambition and local party activists / Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker --
Parties, ideology, and issues : the structuring of political conflict / Robert P. Steed --
Party maintenance activities / Frank B. Feigert and John R. Todd --
Campaign activities / John A. Clark, Brad Lockerbie, and Peter W. Wielhouwer --
Communication patterns / David Brodsky and Simeon Brodsky --
Factions in the politics of the New South / John McGlennon --
Mass/elite linkage / David Breaux, Stephen D. Shaffer, and Patrick Cotter --
Strength of party attachment / Robert P. Steed and Lewis Bowman --
Party activists as agents of change : women, Blacks, and political parties in the South / Rosalee A. Clawson and John A. Clark --
Summing up : organization and activism at the grassroots level in the 1990s / Lewis Bowman, John A. Clark, and Robert P. Steed.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Steed [and others].

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Using data gathered from local party officials in the 11 southern states, contributors to this work argue that grassroots political groups have revitalized the political process in America.  Read more...

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"This collection brings key aspects of the state and local party literature up-to-date in the context of southern politics. From motivations to party activities to linkages with the mass public, Read more...

 
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