Political Parties

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Party Switching in Israel

Analyzes the history of legislative party switching and its regulation in the Israeli Knesset.

Battling the Prince

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

The Left Hand of Capital

Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.

Holidays of the Revolution

Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.

Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence

Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.

American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions

Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.

The Phantom of a Polarized America

Indicates how the rightward shift in the ideology of House Republicans has been mistaken for a broader "polarization" of both parties as well as voters.

Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.

Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations

Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.

Back in the Game

Chronicles changes in American political party behavior between 1996 and 2008.

The Presidential Leadership Dilemma

Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.

Party Transformations in European Democracies

Examines existing models of political party transformation and tests them using data from fifteen European countries.

Out of the East

Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.

Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same

Systematically illustrates the inescapable racism of American conservatism.

New York State and the Rise of Modern Conservatism

Recounts the shift towards conservatism in New York’s Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s.

Sharing the Wealth

Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.

American Presidential Elections

Milton Cummings, Everett Ladd, David Mayhew, Gerald Pomper, and Harvey Schantz analyze presidential elections over the sweep of American history and examine their impact on political parties, public policy, and society.