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Critical elections and the mainsprings of American politics.

Author: Walter Dean Burnham
Publisher: New York, Norton [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
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Burnham, Walter Dean.
Critical elections and the mainsprings of American politics.
New York, Norton [1970]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Dean Burnham
ISBN: 0393099628 9780393099621 0393093972 9780393093971
OCLC Number: 98525
Description: xii, 210 pages illustrations, maps 22 cm
Contents: Toward a definition of critical realignment --
The periodicity of American critical realignments --
The nature of electoral change: the case of Pennsylvania --
The movement toward depoliticization: the "system of 1896: and the American electorate --
The contemporary scene I: the onward march of party decomposition --
The contemporary scene II: an emergent realignment? --
Critical elections and the dynamics of American politics --
Appendix. Tables I-V: Transformations in the shapes of electoral politics in five states: 1880-1968.


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