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Author Ware, Alan.

Title The American direct primary : party institutionalization and transformation in the North / Alan Ware
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 270 pages)
Contents Part I. How the direct primary arose: -- Catalytic effect of ballot reform -- Legal control of party activity -- Spread of direct nominations -- Part II. Why the direct primary was introduced: -- Reformers versus urban machines -- Impact of party competition -- Explaining an 'irrational' reform -- Reaction and aftermath
Summary This is the first major study of the origins of direct primary elections in the US since the 1920s. It shows the direct primary was the result of an effort, starting in the late 1880s, by mainstream party politicians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political parties -- United States -- History.
Primaries -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002073481
ISBN 0511042523 (electronic bk.)
0511509936 (electronic bk.)
0521814928 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780511042522 (electronic bk.)
9780511509933 (electronic bk.)
9780521814928 (hbk. ; alk. paper)