Political Parties and Interest Groups

Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America

Thomas T. Holyoke

First Edition • March 1, 2014 • 352 pages

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An examination of interest group politics, lobbying, and their role in the political decision-making process

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The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?

Craig A. Rimmerman

Second Edition • August 5, 2014 • 256 pages

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A concise overview of the political strategies of lesbian and gay movements in the United States in the areas of AIDS/HIV policy, military policy, and same-sex marriage, and the government’s response to these movements.

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The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigns

Mark Brewer, L. Sandy Maisel

Fifth Edition • August 7, 2012 • 392 pages

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As a survey of the most current and significant issues affecting party politics in the United States, The Parties Respond has become a standard for reference and college course use.

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Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections

Seth C. McKee

First Edition • August 1, 2009 • 272 pages

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Tremendous transformation marks the last three decades of American politics, and nowhere has this change been as distinctive and penetrating as in the American South. After 120 consecutive years of minority status, the rapid ascendancy of Southern House Republicans in the 1990s has reshaped the contours of contemporary American politics:…

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Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates

Kathy Dolan

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 208 pages

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Women comprise an ever-increasing percentage of the candidate pool for elective office in the United States. Public opinion surveys profess strong support for female candidates, yet many of these same candidates still encounter skepticism (at best) or hostility (at worst) from the public. The role of candidate gender in elections…

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Two Parties—or More?: The American Party System, Second Edition

John F Bibby; L. Sandy Maisel

Second Edition • August 1, 2002 • 168 pages

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      Students of American government are faced with an enduring dilemma: Why two parties? Why has this system remained largely intact while around the world democracies support multiparty systems? Should our two-party system continue as we enter the new millennium? This newly revised and updated edition of Two…

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Rainbow Rights

Patricia Cain

First Edition • September 27, 2000 • 328 pages

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This book describes the substantive state of the law with regard to lesbian and gay rights. It begins with some background information to put the modern fight for lesbian and gay rights in its proper historical context, then categorizes lesbian and gay rights claims into three areas—individual rights in private…

Class and Party in American Politics

Jeff Stonecash

First Edition • June 1, 2000 • 208 pages

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This single volume work examines whether class political divisions have increased or decreased over time in America. Most studies have concluded that class differences have declined, and that Democrats have alienated their electoral base—the working class. However, counter to these scholarly and pundit mainstream, in Class and Party in American…

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Interest Groups and Monetary Integration: The Political Economy of Exchange Regime Choice

Carsten Hefeker

First Edition • October 6, 1998 • 176 pages

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This book analyzes monetary integration and the choice and collapse of exchange rate regimes from a positive political economy perspective. Carsten Hefeker examines the influence of important interest groups in a coherent framework, which challenges the traditional and normative theory of monetary integration. By focusing on interest groups such as…

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The Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections

William G. Mayer

First Edition • August 1, 1996 • 240 pages

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Why have the Democrats lost five of the last seven presidential elections, even though polls consistently show that more Americans identify with that party than with the Republican party? And why are Democratic presidential nomination races usually so much more bitter and fractious than those held by the Republicans? The…

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