Chapter

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891702.003.0009

Series: Studies in Postwar American Political Development

Factions, Party Responsibility, and American Institutions

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.