Class and Party in American Politics
By (author) Jeffrey M. Stonecash
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Class and Party in American Politics by Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Book DescriptionThis single volume work examines whether class political divisions have increased or decreased over time in America. Most studies have concluded that class differences have declined, and that Democrats have alienated their electoral base--the working class. However, counter to these scholarly and pundit mainstream, in Class and Party in American Politics Jeffrey M. Stonecash shows that the less affluent now give higher levels of support to the Democrats (and lower levels to the Republicans) than in the 1950s and 1960s.Class and Party in American Politics is clear, concise, and firmly grounded on electoral and voter survey data from 1952 to 1996. This text will be profoundly useful for Campaign 2000 courses, among others as well, and it most likely will not become dated in the future. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813397566
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 12-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Polarization and the Politics of Personal Responsibility, Hardback (October 2015)
It is now beyond question that contemporary American politics is highly contentious and divided. We argue that deep disagreement over the idea of personal responsibility lies at the heart of this polarization.
Party Pursuits and the Presidential-house Election Connection, 1900-2008, Hardback (December 2012)
Stonecash analyzes election results arguing that the separation of presidential and House results occurring from the 1960s to 1980 was a party-driven process.
Understanding American Political Parties, Paperback (September 2012)
Noted scholar Jeffrey Stonecash gives us a big picture analysis that helps us understand what is happening in contemporary party politics. He explains that parties behave the way they do because of existing political conditions and how parties adapt to those conditions as they prepare for the next election.
Counter Realignment, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Counter Realignment explains how the Republican Party lost the northeastern United States as a region of electoral support.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Jeff Stonecash is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University's Maxwell School. He is the author of Diverging Parties and Class and Party in American Politics.
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