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How the Tea Party captured the GOP insurgent factions in American politics

Author: Rachel M Blum
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction: An Intraparty Insurgency -- Miniature Parties within Parties -- What's Wrong on the Right? Why the Tea Party Contested the Republican Party -- Mobilizing the Insurgency: The Tea Party's Federated Organization -- Renegotiating the Terms: The Tea Party's Ideological Demands -- Taking Over the House: Insurgent Factions and Congress -- Conclusion: When Factions Take Over Parties.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel M Blum
ISBN: 9780226687520 022668752X 9780226687490 022668749X
OCLC Number: 1226306352
Accession No: (DE-627)168936470X (DE-599)KXP168936470X (OCoLC)1226306352
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 143 - 157) and index.
Description: xiii, 164 Seiten Diagramme, Karten
Responsibility: Rachel M. Blum.

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Introduction: An Intraparty Insurgency -- Miniature Parties within Parties -- What's Wrong on the Right? Why the Tea Party Contested the Republican Party -- Mobilizing the Insurgency: The Tea Party's Federated Organization -- Renegotiating the Terms: The Tea Party's Ideological Demands -- Taking Over the House: Insurgent Factions and Congress -- Conclusion: When Factions Take Over Parties.

"This book explains the impact of the Tea Party on the Republican Party and shows how factionalism works in the American party system. Political movements that in other countries might create a new party, in the United States work in the structure of a deeply embedded two party system which discourages third parties. Always further to the right than other Republicans, those who became Tea Party members felt betrayed after electoral losses in 2008, and no longer trusted the Republican Party to nominate candidates who shared their interests, much less who could win. As the movement gained momentum, Tea Party supporters gained confidence that they could force the Republican Party to heed their voices. Rather than simply creating a new conservative party, Tea Party members used the Republican Party's machinery to remake the party from within"

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"Blum documents the history of the Tea Party with a diversity of evidence and methodological virtuosity. She argues that the Tea Party's presence within the Republican Party is, essentially, a 'party Read more...

 
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