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The President and the Parties: The Transformation of the American Party System Since the New Deal
The President and the Parties is the first book to examine closely the association between the chief executive and the two-party system. It traces the evolution of the president-party relationship and its implication for American Democracy since the New Deal - from FDR's 1938 "Purge" of the Democratic Party to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society to the celebration of executive ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published November 11th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Masterful survey of rise and development of the administrative state from FDR until Clinton. The book draws on primary and secondary material to weave a solid narrative of the decline of parties and ascension of the bureaucracy. For those interested in the American Presidency, or American politics cal history this is s must read. The writing is engaging and the bibliography a summary of the best political writing from the Herbert Croly to Ted Lowi.
Sidney M. Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center. He has a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.More about Sidney M. Milkis