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Politics, Parties, and Elections in America 7th Edition

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1. Parties and Politics in America. 2. The Party Battle in America. 3. Characteristics of the American Party System. 4. Party Organizations. 5. Nominations for State and Congressional Offices. 6. Presidential Nominating Politics. 7. Political Parties and the Voters. 8. The General Election: Campaign Finance and Campaign Strategy. 9. Parties in the Government. 10. Political Parties: Important and Resurgent.

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Brian F. Schaffner is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his PhD from Indiana University; and his research on political parties, voting behavior, and the media has been published in the AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY, PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY, LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, and POLITICAL COMMUNICATION.
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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 7 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 049589916X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495899167
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Tim on February 24, 2012
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This book is a concise, informative, and interesting read. I had to buy this book for my Political Parties, Voters, and Elections class and it was a good resource. I would recommend for anyone studying political parties, voters, and elections in the US.
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It's not the most amazing textbook ever written, but it is easy to understand, well-written, not overly wordy, and fits its usage. I read it for a political science course, and I would not purchase it other than for that purpose, but it was an interesting book, as far as textbooks go, if you're interested in political science in the first place. I think you can breeze through it pretty easily if you possess college-level reading capabilities of any variety. Buy it on Amazon; it's a heck of a lot cheaper here than anywhere else.
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