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The Rise of Partisanship and the Expansion of Partisan Conflict within the American Electorate
Recent research has outlined important changes in partisanship among political elites in the United States. Specifically, the effect of partisanship on politicians’ vote choice and other politicalExpand
Diverging Parties: Social Change, Realignment, and Party Polarization
Party polarization in the House of Representatives has increased in recent decades. Explaining this development has been difficult, given current interpretations of American elections. The dominantExpand
Class, Race Issues, and Declining White Support for the Democratic Party in the South
The Democratic Party in the South has experienced a major loss of white voters in recent decades. Two major hypotheses have been proposed to explain this change. The dominant explanation in recentExpand
Split: Class and Cultural Divides in American Politics
Talk of politics in the United States today is abuzz with warring red and blue factions. The message is that Americans are split due to deeply-held beliefs - over abortion, gay marriage, stem-cellExpand
The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigns
1. Political Science and the Study of Parties: Sorting Out Interpretations of Party Response --Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Syracuse University 2. The Diminishing Oddness of American Political PartiesExpand
Assessing Conventional Wisdom about Religion and Politics: A Preliminary View from the Pews
Given religious leaders’ frequent opportunities to communicate to a large and receptive audience, political messages delivered during religious services have the potential to make a considerableExpand
Class and Party: Secular Realignment and the Survival of Democrats outside the South
A common conclusion is that beginning in the late 1960s the policy stands of Democrats on civil rights and civil liberties issues alienated the white working class. Race is presumed to have driven aExpand
Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process
List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes Preface Acknowledgments 1. Elections and Political Parties I. An Examination of Elections in the United States II. The Role of Elections in Democratic Theory A.Expand
Dynamics of American Political Parties
1. Democracy, representation, and parties 2. Overview: social change and shifting party bases 3. Taking shape: party coalitions in the post-bellum nineteenth century 4. Republican ascendancy andExpand
Party Images in the American Electorate
1. Pictures of Parties 2. Party Images in the Electorate as a Whole 3. Party Images and the Class Cleavage 4. Party Images and Race and Ethnicity 5. Party Images and Sex 6. Party Images and ReligiousExpand