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Party On!

Political Parties from Hamilton and Jefferson to Today's Networked Age

John Kenneth White and Matthew R. Kerbel

Publication Date - February 2011

ISBN: 9780199946105

288 pages

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $65.95

A fresh, compact, and affordable alternative to standard texts in the field


From Democrats to Republicans, from the Green Party to the Tea Party, American parties and their politics are continuously adapting, renewing, and evolving to meet the challenges of the times. Party On!: Political Parties from Hamilton and Jefferson to Today's Networked Age captures these nuances with a cohesive theme, hard data, and a spotlight on new media that includes "Parties in a Networked Age" theme boxes.

Authors John White and Matt Kerbel guide students on a journey from the origins of American political parties through a multitude of reorganizations, technological developments, and financial woes. With finesse and insight, Party On! offers a sweeping view of political parties up to the eve of the 2012 elections.

About the Author(s)

John Kenneth White is Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of America and the author of The New Century: Social Change and Political Response.

Matthew R. Kerbel is Professor of Political Science at Villanova University and the author or editor of eight books on politics, the mass media, and the presidency, including Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Of Elephants and Donkeys, Candidates and Institutions, Patriots and Progressives
    1. Political Parties in an American Setting
    2. The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Political Parties
    3. Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
    4. Nominating Presidents in a Networked Age
    5. Party Brand Loyalty and the American Voter
    6. Parties and Social Media
    7. Campaign Finance and Networked Political Parties
    8. Elected Officials and the New Partisanship
    9. Third Parties in a Networked Age
    10. Hamilton's Moment of Zen
    About the Authors

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