|Publisher:||Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group|
|Edition:||eBook , PDF|
This book covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are devoted to the important subjects of the media in the electoral process and campaign finance. The role of political parties in representative democracy—and their contributions to it—are examined critically. This post-election update includes complete data from 2008 and an updated chapter on campaign finance.