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Why Parties?: The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America

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Why did the United States develop political parties? How and why do party alignments change? Are the party-centered elections of the past better for democratic politics than the candidate-centered elections of the present? In this landmark book, John Aldrich goes beyond the clamor of arguments over whether American political parties are in resurgence or decline and undertakes a wholesale reexamination of the foundations of the American party system. Surveying three critical episodes in the development of American political ...

Why Parties?: The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226012728

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Why Parties?: The Origin and Transformation of Political Parties in America 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226012711

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