Includes bibliographical references (p. -182) and index.
Introduction: Political Parties and the Question of Democracy -- 1. Party Performance and the Decline-of-Party Thesis -- 2. Presidential Issue Stances and Party Platforms: Party Cohesion or Disintegration? -- 3. Issue Stances and Issue Types: Governance Without Leaders? -- 4. Party Leaders and Presidential Candidates: An Old Remedy for a New Problem -- 5. Rethinking Governability and the Study of Political Parties -- App. 1. Identification of Issue Stances -- App. 2. Rules for Selecting Party Leaders.