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Parties and Elections in America

The Electoral Process, Seventh Edition

Mark D. Brewer and L. Sandy Maisel

This classic text provides an in-depth examination and history of American political parties and their critical role in representative democracy at the local, state, and national levels. Focused on the continued evolution and significance of parties in the American political system, separate chapters are devoted to key topics such as the impact of social media in the electoral process, and recent developments in campaign finance. The seventh edition fully incorporates the results of the 2012 presidential election and the 2014 midterm elections, as well as the impact of the Tea Party within the Republican party and important demographic shifts in the American electorate. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 472Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-4984-4 • Hardback • October 2015 • $110.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4422-4973-8 • Paperback • October 2015 • $69.95 • (£47.95)
978-1-4422-4974-5 • eBook • October 2015 • $65.95 • (£44.95)
Mark D. Brewer is Professor of Political Science and Honors at the University of Maine.

L. Sandy Maisel is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government and the director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College.
  • NEW! End-of-chapter study aids include key terms and critical thinking questions for student review

  • Fully updated to include coverage through the 2014 midterm elections

  • In-depth and updated examination of the role of campaign finance

  • Thoroughly revised discussion of the role of media, including social media, in campaigns and elections

  • Increased coverage of minority voting blocs

  • Exploration of the impact and significance of the Tea Party in American politics