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Third Parties in America

Citizen Response to Major Party Failure - Updated and Expanded Second Edition

Roy L. Behr, Edward H. Lazarus, Steven J. Rosenstone, et al.

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Sachbuch / 20. Jahrhundert (bis 1945)

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In recent years a growing number of citizens have defected from the major parties to third party presidential candidates. Over the past three decades, independent campaigns led by George Wallace, John Anderson, and Ross Perot have attracted more electoral support than at any time since the 1920s. Third Parties in America explains why and when the two-party system deteriorates and third parties flourish. Relying on data from presidential elections between 1840 and 1992, it identifies the situations in which Americans abandon the major parties and shows how third parties encourage major party responsiveness and broader representation of political interests.

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Progressive Party (United States, 1912), Republican Party (United States), John Rarick, Campaign finance in the United States, Libertarian Party (United States), Centre-right politics, Radicalism (historical), Left-wing politics, James B. Weaver, Primary election, American Railway Union, Wendell Willkie, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, Midterm election, Grover Cleveland, Orson Swindle, Contract with America, Political alienation, National Government (United Kingdom), Republicanism, Conspiracy theory, Al Gore, Major party, Stephen A. Douglas, William Borah, H. R. Haldeman, Term limit, Electoral College (United States), Political campaign, Richard Nixon, Prohibition Party, United States, American Federation of Labor, Orval Faubus, Elections in the United States, Ross Perot, Realigning election, Ballot, Free Soil Party, Whigs (British political party), United States Note, Associated Press, Split-ticket voting, Name recognition, Political machine, Populism, Prohibition, James G. Blaine, Two-party system, Republican Congress, Clark Clifford, Alf Landon, United We Stand America, Independent (voter), Third World, Campaign finance reform in the United States, Constitutional Union Party (United States), New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich, Newsweek, Defection, Jimmy Carter, Citizens (Spanish political party), Millard Fillmore, New Deal coalition, Nonpartisan League, Saddam Hussein, Opposition to immigration, National States' Rights Party, North American Free Trade Agreement, Gerald L. K. Smith, Border states (American Civil War), American Independent Party, Dixiecrat, National Labor Union, Nationalization, George McGovern, Political action committee, Write-in candidate, Political spectrum, Tax, Progressivism in the United States, Popular sovereignty, Northern Democrats, Running mate, Sedition, Voting, Southern strategy, Martin Van Buren, Three-Fifths Compromise, Political agenda, Lester Maddox, The American Voter, American Labor Party, Eugene V. Debs, William Jennings Bryan, Frank Luntz, Minor party, Politician