This book grew out of the authors' growing sense of frustration with the tenor of the debate over the health of the American political party system. Conventional party theory, they contend, had become a theoretical straitjacket providing little understanding of the transformed contemporary American party system. Baer and Bositis present a theory--based on a combination of elite, interest group, and social movement theories--in an effort to redefine the terms of the debate. They argue that political action within and outside ...

Elite Cadres and Party Coalitions: Representing the Public in Party Politics 1988, Greenwood Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780313261534