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The American political party system : a reference handbook, Michael C. LeMay

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The American political party system : a reference handbook
Title
The American political party system
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. LeMay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the American political process as seen through the lens of six pivotal presidencies that shaped America's culture, politics, and society and considers how our current president may be the latest transformative leader in this lineage. It offers insight into the American political machine and reveals how and why the two-party system became so dominant in American politics
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DLC
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1941-
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LeMay, Michael C.
Dewey number
324.273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2261
LC item number
.L45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
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  • Political parties
  • Two-party systems
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political culture
  • Political parties
  • Politics and government
  • Two-party systems
  • United States
Label
The American political party system : a reference handbook, Michael C. LeMay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 Democrats -- The 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 Elections; The 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 Conventions; The 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 Campaigns; Congressional 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 -- The Republican party: 2016 going forward -- The Trump factor in American politics: teaching Trump through the lens of practical politics -- 4. PROFILES : -- Introduction -- Organizations -- People -- 5. DATA AND DOCUMENTS : -- Introduction -- Data -- Documents -- 6. RESOURCES -- 7. CHRONOLOGY
Control code
973222489
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440854125
Lccn
2017007905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973222489
Label
The American political party system : a reference handbook, Michael C. LeMay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 Democrats -- The 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 Elections; The 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 Conventions; The 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 Campaigns; Congressional 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 -- The Republican party: 2016 going forward -- The Trump factor in American politics: teaching Trump through the lens of practical politics -- 4. PROFILES : -- Introduction -- Organizations -- People -- 5. DATA AND DOCUMENTS : -- Introduction -- Data -- Documents -- 6. RESOURCES -- 7. CHRONOLOGY
Control code
973222489
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440854125
Lccn
2017007905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973222489

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