Synopses & Reviews
Parties and Elections in America is a basic text covering all aspects of the electoral process from historical roots to election year 2000. The new edition is completely revised and up to date, including data from the 1996 presidential election, the 1996 and 1998 congressional and statewide elections, and the early phase of the 2000 presidential election. Examples are drawn from races throughout the nation, tables and figures illustrate important points, and the reference list is one of the most comprehensive and current of such compilations in contemporary studies of American government. Photos and cartoons round out the highly visual presentation.
The book combines the perspective of political science and the latest research with an outlook from the real world of politics. Each chapter opens with a contemporary campaign vignette, concludes with "A Politician's View", and incorporates many examples of practitioner politics in between.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -563) and index.