Multiparty Politics in America: Prospects and Performance
Paul S. Herrnson, John Clifford Green
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2002 - Political Science - 198 pages
In the wake of Election 2000 and the Ralph Nader factor, this collection of original essays by leading political scientists examines the possibilities for and performance of minor parties in the American political system. Looking at the rise and fall of the Reform Party and the seeming upsurge in Green Party prospects, the authors present evidence and opinion about the viability of a multiparty system in the United States. New York party politics and Congressional and state legislative elections add depth to our understanding of multiparty politics in action. A unique public opinion survey shows surprising variation in citizen's attitudes toward minor parties and multiparty politics nationwide. Will minor parties flourish or flounder in the 2004 election season? This volume offers a variety of views that every voter should consider. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Multiparty Politics in America Possibilities and Performance
TwoParty Dominance and MinorParty Forays in American Politics
The Case for a Multiparty System
In Defense of the TwoParty System
Public Opinion and the American Party System Possibilities for Multiparty Politics
Running against the Odds MinorParty Campaigns in Congressional and State Legislative Elections
The Rise and Decline of the Reform Party 19922000
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