Factions, Party Responsibility, and American Institutions

Daniel DiSalvo

in Engines of Change

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199891702
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949410 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Postwar American Political Development

Factions, Party Responsibility, and American Institutions

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This chapter summarizes the arguments of this book that parties rarely, if ever, act as wholes. It discusses the relationship of factions to American political institutions generally. It also reflects on the notion of party responsibility, contemporary polarixation, and new potential factions, such as the Tea Party.

Keywords: Responsible parties; party polarization; Tea Party; national institutions

Chapter.  4157 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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