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More than thirty years after its original publication, V. O. Key's classic remains the most influential book on its subject. Its author, one of the nation's most astute observers, drew on more than five hundred interviews with Southerners to illuminate the political process in the South and in the nation.
Key's book explains party alignments within states, internal factiona
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Paperback, 752 pages
Published October 19th 1984 by Univ Tennessee Press (first published September 1st 1949)
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Steven Peterson
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
A fascinating work by political scientist V. O. Key. Purportedly an analysis of southern politics, with a description of some of the colorful figures of the time, it raises a series of hypotheses about the dynamics of politics (e.g., what is the role of party competition in terms of policy choices?). This was published long ago, but remains of interest. . . .
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Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who want to understand the south.
Shelves: politicalscience
Great example of comparative state politics research. Great view into the politics of the south at mid-century. I go back to this book a lot.
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