Party Organizations in American Politics

Impressive. To the best of my knowledge, it is the discipline's first attempt to survey all the state party organizations, as well as thousands of local party organizations within them. It was a monumental undertaking, one not likely to be repeated soon. . . . The analysis is always careful, thoughtful, subtle, and insightful.
Political Science Quarterly

Contradicting the conventional political wisdom of the 1970s, which said state political parties were dormant and verging upon extinction, this book reveals that state party organizations actually grew stronger in the 1960s and 1970s.Reprinted with a new preface that covers changes in the 1980s in electoral politics, Party Organizations in American Politics encourages a reappraisal of scholarly treatment of party organization in political science.

232 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

August, 1989

isbn : 9780822954231

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Cornelius C. Cotter

Cornelius P. Cotter was professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Cornelius C. Cotter
James L. Gibson

James L. Gibson is Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University.

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James L. Gibson
John F. Bibby

John F. Bibby is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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John F. Bibby
Robert J. Huckshorn

Robert J. Huckshorn is professor emeritus of political science and vice president emeritus of Florida Atlantic University. FAU’s Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum is named in his honor.

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Robert J. Huckshorn