eBook The American Political Party System: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854122
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854125
  • DDC: 324.27323
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

What historical factors transformed American politics into the institution we know today? This in-depth look at America's party system traces its efficacy, sustainability, and popularity through six influential presidencies spanning 1790 to the present day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Why I Am a Democratic Activist.
4: Why I Became a Republican Party Activist.
5: Donald Trump’s Proposed Immigration Policies.
6: Structural Barriers or Impediments to Third-Party Candidates.
7: Libertarians: Philosophical Activism.
8: Political Activism: The Nonpartisan Way.
9: Party Identification and Core Political Principles.
10: Perspectives on Homeland Security.
11: The Republican Party: 2016 Going Forward.
12: The Trump Factor in American Politics: Teaching Trump through the Lens of Practical Politics.
13: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
16: Resources.
17: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: Why I Am a Democratic Activist.
4: Why I Became a Republican Party Activist.
5: Donald Trump’s Proposed Immigration Policies.
6: Structural Barriers or Impediments to Third-Party Candidates.
7: Libertarians: Philosophical Activism.
8: Political Activism: The Nonpartisan Way.
9: Party Identification and Core Political Principles.
10: Perspectives on Homeland Security.
11: The Republican Party: 2016 Going Forward.
12: The Trump Factor in American Politics: Teaching Trump through the Lens of Practical Politics.
13: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
16: Resources.
17: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.