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Title The state of the parties : the changing role of contemporary American parties / edited by John C. Green and Daniel M. Shea.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [1999]
Edition Third edition.

Series People, passions, and power
People, passions, and power.
Subject Political parties -- United States.
Alt Name Green, John Clifford, 1953-
Shea, Daniel M.
Description xi, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Edition Third edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-378) and index.
Contents The state of the parties at century's end / John C. Green and Daniel M. Shea -- The future of the American two-party system after 1996 / A. James Reichley -- The changing American party coalitions / Paul Allen Beck -- "The good, the bad, and the ugly" : the judicial shaping of party activities / David K. Ryden -- Party networks : national-state integration, allied groups, and issue activists / John F. Bibby -- Party issue advocacy in congressional election campaigns / Paul S. Herrnson and Diana Dwyre -- Issue networks and party elites in 1996 / John C. Green, John S. Jackson, and Nancy L. Clayton --The new party machine : information technology in state political parties / Noah J. Goodhart -- Local parties in the 1990s : spokes in a candidate-centered wheel / John Frendreis and Alan R. Gitelson -- Do the grassroots matter? The coordinated campaign in a battleground state / Melanie J. Blumberg, William C. Binning, and John C. Green -- Toward a responsible three-party system : plan or obituary? / Theodore J. Lowi -- The activist base of the Reform Party in 1996 : problems and prospects / Walter J. Stone ... [et al.] -- Beyond a third party : the other minor parties in the 1996 elections / John C. Berg -- Strategically unambitious : minor party and independent candidates in the 1996 congressional elections / Christian Collet and Martin P. Wattenberg -- Parliamentary government in the United States? / Gerald M. Pomper -- Moderate party factions in the U.S. House of Representatives / Robin Kolodny -- The meaning of the legislative party / Samuel C. Patterson and Roger M. Scully -- The 1996 state legislative elections : the fate of responsible parties in America / Thomas H. Little -- "You don't know me, but here I am" : congressional candidates and party strength / Robert G. Boatright -- Party images and candidate-centered campaigns in 1996 : what's money got to do with it? / John J. Coleman.
ISBN 0847693090 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0847693104 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 39640076
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
Pt. 1The Party System 
 1The State of the Parties at Century's End / John C. Green, Daniel M. Shea3
 2The Future of the American Two-Party System after 1996 / A. James Reichley10
 3The Changing American Party Coalitions / Paul Allen Beck28
 4"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly": The Judicial Shaping of Party Activities / David K. Ryden50
Pt. 2Major Party Activities 
 5Party Networks: National-State Integration, Allied Groups, and Issue Activists / John F. Bibby69
 6Party Issue Advocacy in Congressional Election Campaigns / Paul S. Herrnson, Diana Dwyre86
 7Issue Networks and Party Elites in 1996 / John C. Green, John S. Jackson, Nancy L. Clayton105
 8The New Party Machine: Information Technology in State Political Parties / Noah J. Goodhart120
 9Local Parties in the 1990s: Spokes in a Candidate-Centered Wheel / John Frendreis, Alan R. Gitelson135
 10Do the Grassroots Matter? The Coordinated Campaign in a Battleground State / Melanie J. Blumberg, William C. Binning, John C. Green154
Pt. 3Minor Parties 
 11Toward a Responsible Three-Party System: Plan or Obituary? / Theodore J. Lowi171
 12The Activist Base of the Reform Party in 1996: Problems and Prospects / Walter J. Stone, Ronald B. Rapoport, Patricia A. Jaramillo [et al.]190
 13Beyond a Third Party: The Other Minor Parties in the 1996 Elections / John C. Berg212
 14Strategically Unambitious: Minor Party and Independent Candidates in the 1996 Congressional Elections / Christian Collet, Martin P. Wattenberg229
Pt. 4Party Values and Programs 
 15Parliamentary Government in the United States? / Gerald M. Pomper251
 16Moderate Party Factions in the U.S. House of Representatives / Robin Kolodny271
 17The Meaning of the Legislative Party / Samuel C. Patterson, Roger M. Scully286
 18The 1996 State Legislative Elections: The Fate of Responsible Parties in America / Thomas H. Little306
 19"You Don't Know Me, but Here I Am": Congressional Candidates and Party Strength / Robert G. Boatright320
 20Party Images and Candidate-Centered Campaigns in 1996: What's Money Got to Do with It? / John J. Coleman337
 About the Contributors391

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