"A significant addition to the continuing discussion of the role of parties in contemporary American politics." -- Leon D. Epstein, Political Science Quarterly
Praise for earlier editions: "Excellent collection....contributes to our understanding and expectations regarding that other rapidly changing institution, the presidency." -- Ralph M. Goldman, Presidential Studies Quarterly
About the Author
L. Sandy Maisel is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government and director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. Former president of the New England Political Science Association and former chair of the Legislative Studies and the Political Organizations and Parties sections of the American Political Science Association, Maisel is the general editor of Political Parties and Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia and of Jews in American Politics; he is editor of The Parties Respond: Changes in American Parties and Campaigning, now in its fourth edition with Westview, co-author of Parties and Elections in America, also now in its fourth edition, and author or co-author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters.