The Oxford handbook of American political parties and interest groups
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- xvii, 699 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Oxford handbooks of American politics.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -665) and indexes.
- PART I: INTRODUCTION -- 1. The State of Research on Political Parties and Interest Groups -- PART II: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES -- 2. Theories of Parties -- 3. Interest Group Theory -- 4. Methodological Issues in the Study of Political Parties -- 5. Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups -- PART III: PARTY HISTORY -- 6. American Political Parties: History, Voters, Critical Elections, and Party Systems -- 7. The Evolution and Alteration of American Party Coalitions -- 8. The Party Faithful: Religion and Party Politics in America -- PART IV: PARTIES IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS -- 9. Party Nominating Procedures and Recruitment - State and Local Level -- 10. How Parties Nominate Presidents -- 11. The Road Less Taken: New Directions in American Party Politics -- 12. Winning Isn't Everything: Third Parties and the American Two-Party System -- PART V: PARTY ORGANIZATION -- 13. The Evolution of National Party Organizations -- 14. The Pure Partisan Institution: National Party Conventions as Research Sites -- 15. Activists, Influence, and Representation in American Elections -- 16. Political Parties and Consultants -- PART VI: PARTY IN GOVERNMENT -- 17. What a Difference 25 Years Makes: Changing Perspectives on Parties and Leaders in the U.S. House -- 18. Partisan Models and the Search for Party Effects in the US Senate -- 19. Party Coalitions in the US Congress: Intra- v. Interparty -- 20. The President, Party Politics, and Constitutional Development -- 21. State Parties Research: The Quest for Strong, Competitive State Parties -- PART VII: INTEREST GROUPS: BIAS AND REPRESENTATION -- 22. Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus: The Shape of the Organized Interest System -- 23. The Mobilization and Influence of Business -- 24. Social and Economic Justice Movements and Organizations -- 25. The Comparative Advantage of State Interest Organization Research -- 26. Urban Interest Groups -- PART VIII: INTEREST GROUPS: DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR -- 27. Interest Groups and Agendas -- 28. Lobbying and Influence -- 29. Interest Groups in American Elections -- 30. Linking Political Parties and Interest Groups.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Twenty nine chapters critically assess both the major contributions to the literature and the ways in which it has developed. With contributions from most of the leading scholars in the field, the volume provides a definitive point of reference for all those working in and around the area. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of new and interesting research. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. This volume will help set the agenda for research on political parties and interest groups for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III.
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- Publication date
- edited by L. Sandy Maisel and Jeffrey M. Berry.
- Title Variation
- American political parties and interest groups
- The Oxford handbooks of American politics