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The Resource Whatever happened to party government? : controversies in American political science, Mark Wickham-Jones

Whatever happened to party government? : controversies in American political science, Mark Wickham-Jones

Label
Whatever happened to party government? : controversies in American political science
Title
Whatever happened to party government?
Title remainder
controversies in American political science
Statement of responsibility
Mark Wickham-Jones
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1950, the Committee on Political Parties of the American Political Science Association (APSA) published its much-anticipated report, Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System. Highly critical of the existing state of affairs, the report became extremely controversial: before publication, scholars attacked the committee's draft and suggested it should be suppressed. When released it received a barrage of criticisms. Most academics concluded it was an ill-conceived and mistaken initiative. Mark Wickham-Jones provides the first full, archival-based assessment of the arguments within APSA about political parties and the 1950 report. He details the report's failure to generate wider discussion between media, politicians, and the White House. He examines whether it was dominated by a dogmatic attachment to "party government," and charts the relationship between behavioralists and institutionalists. He also discusses the political dimension to research during the McCarthyite years, and reflects on the nature of American political science in the years after 1945, the period in which behavioralism (which privileges the influence of individuals over institutions) became dominant. Detailing APSA's most direct and significant intervention in the political process, Wickham-Jones makes an important contribution to debates that remain in the forefront of discussions about American politics"--
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1962-
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Wickham-Jones, Mark
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American Political Science Association
  • Political parties
  • Two-party systems
  • United States
Label
Whatever happened to party government? : controversies in American political science, Mark Wickham-Jones
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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
Drafting a report, 1946-1950 -- Arguments within APSA -- The public reception -- The academic debate -- The responsible party government model -- Toward a more responsible two-party system and British politics -- American political science and the United Kingdom after 1945 -- V. O. and Schatt -- What happened to the committee on political parties? -- Partisan argument and McCarthyism
Control code
on1037286755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780472130887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037286755
Label
Whatever happened to party government? : controversies in American political science, Mark Wickham-Jones
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
Drafting a report, 1946-1950 -- Arguments within APSA -- The public reception -- The academic debate -- The responsible party government model -- Toward a more responsible two-party system and British politics -- American political science and the United Kingdom after 1945 -- V. O. and Schatt -- What happened to the committee on political parties? -- Partisan argument and McCarthyism
Control code
on1037286755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780472130887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037286755

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