National Elections and the Autonomy of American State Party Systems
Successfully shows that party strength and competition are not necessarily correlated and that the differences can be traced to the bases of partisan cleavages found in each state. . . . The author outlines the methods in a clear, straightforward manner that never allows technical jargon to obscure the arguments and direction of the work. . . . These qualities make the book particularly useful for demonstrating to advanced undergraduates or new postgraduates how to conduct social science research.