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Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
About the Editors.
1: What are Parties For?.
2: Parties and the Response to Change: The Representation and Mobilization of Divisions in a Nation.
3: Political Parties: Recruiting Leaders and Structuring Elections.
4: Parties as Coordinators: Can Parties Unite What the Constitution Divides?.
5: What the Parties Stand For.
6: Parties in the American Political Environment: Shaped, Adaptive, and Shapers.
7: Historical Development of the Parties.
8: The Origins and Development of U.S. Political Parties, 1790–1861.
9: Political Parties in the Age of Industrialization: From Their Golden Age Through the Progressive Era.
10: Constructing a New Majority: The Depression, the New Deal, and the Democrats.
11: Partisanship, Sectionalism, and Race: Civil Rights and Party Development from the 1950s Through the 1970s.
12: Parties Revised and Revived: Democrats and Republicans in the Age of Reagan, 1980 to 2000.
13: Polarization and Volatility: The State of the Party System in the Twenty-First Century.
14: Party Organizations.
15: The Nature of Party Organizations.
16: From Machines to Service Centers: The Evolution of State and Local Political Parties.
17: The Transformation of the National Party Committees.
18: The Impact of Reform on National Party Financing and Campaigning.
19: Party Activists.
20: Vote-Seeking Third Parties in the Twentieth Century.
21: Parties in the Electorate.
22: The Nature of Partisan Identification.
23: Party Identification and Issue Attitudes.
24: Independents and American Elections.
25: Primary Elections and Caucuses.
26: Partisanship in General Elections.
27: Differing Views on Polarization of the Electorate.
28: Parties in Government.
29: Ebbs and Flows in the Power of Congressional Party Leaders Since 1910.
30: Differences in Party Leadership and Control Among the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and State Legislatures.
31: What Influence Do the Parties Have in the Presidency and the Bureaucracy?.
32: Partisan Control of Government and Public Policy.
33: Political Parties and the Changing Media Environment.
34: Parties in Their Environment.
35: Political Parties and Interest Groups: Parties as Networks.
36: The Standard of Responsible Parties.
37: Political Parties and Economic Inequality.