The Democratic and Republican Governors Associations and the Nationalization of American Party Politics, 1961–1968

@article{Sparacino2021TheDA,
  title={The Democratic and Republican Governors Associations and the Nationalization of American Party Politics, 1961–1968},
  author={Anthony Sparacino},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  year={2021},
  volume={35},
  pages={76 - 103}
}
  • Anthony Sparacino
  • Published 21 December 2020
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Studies in American Political Development
Abstract This article examines the origins and early activities of the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations (DGA and RGA, respectively) from the RGA's initial founding in 1961 through the 1968 national nominating conventions. I argue that the formations of these organizations were key moments in the transition from a decentralized to a more integrated and nationally programmatic party system. The DGA and RGA represent gubernatorial concern for and engagement in the development of… 
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