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Why parties? : a second look

Author: John H Aldrich
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Since its first appearance fifteen years ago, Why Parties' has become essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the nature of American political parties. In the interim, the party system has undergone some radical changes. In this landmark book, now rewritten for the new millennium, John H. Aldrich goes beyond the clamor of arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline and
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Aldrich
ISBN: 9780226012735 0226012735 9780226012742 0226012743
OCLC Number: 666234889
Description: xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Political parties and democracy. Politics and parties in America ; Why parties form --
Part 2: Party formation in America, 1790-1860. Prologue ; Founding the first parties : institutions and social choice ; Jacksonian democracy : the mass party and collective action ; Whigs and republicans : institutions, issue agendas, and ambition --
Part 3: The new political party in contemporary America. Prologue ; Party activists and partisan cleavages ; Political parties and governance ; The critical era of the 1960s --
Part 4: Conclusions. Political parties, historical dynamics, and democratic politics.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: John H. Aldrich.
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Surveying critical episodes in the development of American political parties, this book shows how they address three fundamental problems of democracy: how to regulate the number of people seeking  Read more...

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"A book that must be reckoned with by all scholars of political parties and, more broadly, of American political development." (Polity)"

 
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