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Electoral change and stability in American political history

Electoral change and stability in American political history

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Published by Free Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political parties -- United States -- History,
  • Elections -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Jerome M. Clubb and Howard W. Allen.
    ContributionsClubb, Jerome M., 1928-, Allen, Howard W., 1931-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 267 p. :
    Number of Pages267
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23744183M

    Get this from a library! History of American Electoral Behavior.. [Joel H Silbey] -- Concentrating on the American historical experience, the contributors to this volume apply quantitative techniques to the study of popular voting behavior. Their essays address problems of improving. This article examines the debates on political behaviour that are most visible in scholarly literature. These debates can be found throughout this book. The debates on mass belief systems and communication are first examined, followed by modernization and democratization of political culture. Political participation and the importance of public opinion are also by: practices, comprises the electoral college system as it exists today. It has been criticized by some as an undemocratic anachronism, but praised by others as a pillar of political stability and American federalism. This report focuses on the institutions and procedures associated with the . 3. It encourages political stability. The United States focuses on a two-party system because of the structure in the Electoral College. That doesn’t mean other political parties can’t get involved in the election. It just means most candidates that are elected will be either a Republican or a Democrat.


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