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American political parties and elections: a very short introduction

American political parties and elections: a very short introduction

Maisel, Louis Sandy, 1945-

Few Americans, let alone the rest of us, understand the US electoral process. Maisel introduces readers to the US electoral process, providing an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws

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Published New York: Oxford University Press, ©2007

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Statement of responsibility: L. Sandy Maisel
ISBN: 0195301226, 0199719683, 9780195301229, 9780199719686
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 175 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Very short introductions ; 169
Subject: United States.; Political parties United States.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Process Elections.; Elections.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Process General.; Political parties.; Elections United States.
Alternative Title: American political parties & elections
Series Title: Very short introductions ; 169.
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Contents

  1. The context of American elections and political parties
  2. A brief history of American political parties
  3. Party organizations : what do they look like? what do they do?
  4. Who are Republicans? who are Democrats? who are the "others"?
  5. Presidential elections : nominating campaigns and general elections
  6. Subnational nominations and elections
  7. Far from the perfect democracy.