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Author Patterson, Kelly D.

Title Political parties and the maintenance of liberal democracy / Kelly D. Patterson.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, c1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  324.273 PATT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 189 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Power, conflict, and democracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-182) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject United States. Congress -- Leadership.
Political parties -- United States.
Political parties -- United States -- Platforms.
Party discipline -- United States.
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Political leadership -- United States.
ISBN 0231102569
0231102577 (alk. paper)