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As a survey of the most current and significant issues affecting party politics in the United States, The Parties Respond has become a standard for reference and college course use. L. Sandy Maisel has drawn together leading scholars as well as party activists for original essays. The topics addressed include party organization, the changing relationship between parties and voters, the campaign and election process, and parties in government. The fourth edition offers has been revised by eliminating two chapters, adding a new chapter on the demise of the Reform Party in 2000, and a new chapter on campaign finance (and lack of reform).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813364551
ISBN-10: 0813364558
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - L. Sandy Maisel

L. Sandy Maisel is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. Former president of the New England Political Science Association and former chair of the Legislative Studies and the Political Organizations and Parties sections of the American Political Science Association, Maisel is the general editor of Political Parties and Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia and of Jews in American Politics; he is editor of The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigning, now in its fourth edition with Westview, co-author of Parties and Elections in America, also now in its fourth edition, and author or co-author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters.

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