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The Rise of Candidate-Centered Politics: Presidential Elections of the 1980s

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Every presidential election since 1964 has been won by the candidate backed by the most united party; yet as party unity has become more important to voting decisions, it has also become increasingly difficult to achieve. In his latest book, Martin Wattenberg offers an in-depth interpretation of the presidential elections of the 1980s, illuminating current theories of poli ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Harvard University Press (first published 1991)
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This is THE book to read on candidate-centered politics. It is a very enjoyable book to read and lays out a very convincing argument for the decline of party-politics and the rise of candidate-centered politics.
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A political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. He is an expert on American elections and party politics and is co-author of a popular undergraduate college text on American government, Government in America: People, Policy, and Politics, published by Pearson Longman. He is also the author of Where Have All the Voters Gone: The Decline of American Political Parties, Is Voting For Yo ...more
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