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The Resource Why parties matter : political competition and democracy in the American South, John H. Aldrich, John D. Griffin

Why parties matter : political competition and democracy in the American South, John H. Aldrich, John D. Griffin

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Why parties matter : political competition and democracy in the American South
Title
Why parties matter
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political competition and democracy in the American South
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John H. Aldrich, John D. Griffin
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eng
Summary
Since the founding of the American Republic, the North and South have followed remarkably different paths of political development. Among the factors that have led to their divergence throughout much of history are differences in the levels of competition among the political parties. While the North has generally enjoyed a well-defined two-party system, the South has tended to have only weakly developed political parties and at times no system of parties to speak of. John H. Aldrich and John D. Griffin make a compelling case that competition between political parties is an essential component of a democracy that is responsive to its citizens and thus able to address their concerns. Tracing the history of the parties through four eras the Democratic-Whig party era that preceded the Civil War; the post-Reconstruction period; the Jim Crow era, when competition between the parties virtually disappeared; and the modern era Aldrich and Griffin show how and when competition emerged between the parties and the conditions under which it succeeded and failed. In the modern era, as party competition in the South has come to be widely regarded as matching that of the North, the authors conclude by exploring the question of whether the South is poised to become a one-party system once again with the Republican party now dominant. --
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1947-
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Aldrich, John H.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1968-
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Griffin, John David
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Chicago studies in American politics
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  • Political parties
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Southern States
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Why parties matter : political competition and democracy in the American South, John H. Aldrich, John D. Griffin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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Contents
Why parties matter. "Except in the South" ; Political parties, electoral competition, and effective democratic governance -- The exceptional South. Democratic-whig parties in the Jacksonian era ; Parties in the post-reconstruction era ; Parties in the Jim Crow South ; The Southern turn to Republicanism -- The democratic fruits of party competition. Party systems and electoral competition ; Competitive party systems and democratic responsiveness ; Competitive party systems and democratic effectiveness
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ocn987437154
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24 cm.
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xv, 300 pages
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9780226495231
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)987437154
Label
Why parties matter : political competition and democracy in the American South, John H. Aldrich, John D. Griffin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why parties matter. "Except in the South" ; Political parties, electoral competition, and effective democratic governance -- The exceptional South. Democratic-whig parties in the Jacksonian era ; Parties in the post-reconstruction era ; Parties in the Jim Crow South ; The Southern turn to Republicanism -- The democratic fruits of party competition. Party systems and electoral competition ; Competitive party systems and democratic responsiveness ; Competitive party systems and democratic effectiveness
Control code
ocn987437154
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226495231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987437154

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