New Party Politics: From Jefferson and Hamilton to the Information Age

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Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2000 - Political parties - 333 pages
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The authors of this fresh new text on American political parties employ an engaging writing style, a strong historical foundation, and a new analogy for understanding party systems to produce a compelling textbook. White and Shea trace the evolution of parties from the late 18th century through the Information Age, examining the impact of new information technologies throughout the text.

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John Kenneth White is a Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America and is the author of several books on American politics including THE FRACTURED ELECTORATE: POLITICAL PARTIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND (1983); THE NEW POLITICS OF OLD VALUES (1988, 1990, AND 2000); STILL SEEING RED: HOW THE COLD WAR SHAPES THE NEW AMERICAN POLITICS (1998); AND THE VALUES DIVIDE: AMERICAN POLITICS AND CULTURE IN TRANSITION (2002). He has appeared on numerous television programs including THIS WEEK WITH DAVID BRINKLEY and his analysis of contemporary politics have appeared in the WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, BBC, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR RADIO, U.S.I.A. television programs, wire services, and various other national newspapers.

Daniel M. Shea is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College. He is the author of several books on American politics, including TRANSFORMING DEMOCRACY: LEGISLATIVE CAMPAIGNS AND POLITICAL PARTIES (1995), CAMPAIGN MODE: THE STRATEGY TACTICS AND ART OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT (1996 AND 2001), CAMPAIGN MODE: STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS (with Michael John Burton, 2002). Shea has edited numerous other books dealing with parties, elections, Congress, and the politics of the media, and has written articles for a number of journals. He lives in Meadville, PA with his wife Christine Gatto-Shea and three children.

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