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Author: Joseph Romance,Gerald Pomper,Theodore J. Lowi
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Title: A Republic of Parties?
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 1998)
Pages: 200

A Republic of Parties? by Joseph Romance,Gerald Pomper,Theodore J. Lowi



A Republic of Parties? book. This book forces readers to decide for themselves.

uz - Americans have debated the efficacy of our two-party political system since the founding of the nation

Theodore J. Lowi and Joseph Romance debate the promises and pitfalls of the two-party system by outlining the history, evolution, and current status of this perennial debate. Supplemented by a collection of primary documents covering the entire history of the controversy, this book will be indispensable for American government, political parties, elections, and political science courses. Theodore J. Lowi, Gerald M. Pomper, Joseph Romance. Paperback 128 pages.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Americans have debated the efficacy of our two-party political system since the founding of the nation. Generations of political scientists have asked: Is the two- party system an antiquated arrangement. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

Romance counters that the two-party system is vital for unifying a divided country and instructs Americans about the compromises necessary to maintain a democratic government

Lowi, Theodore . omance, Joseph. 1998) A republic of parties? :debating the two-party system Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, MLA Citation. Lowi, Theodore . omance, Joseph,A Republic Of Parties?: Debating The Two-party System. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed.

A Republic of Parties?: Debating the Two-Party System. by Theodore J. Romance, Joseph Pomper, Gerald Lowi. Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated. A Republic of Parties?: Debating the Two-Party System.

Joseph Romance University of South Florida. Joseph Romance is associate professor of political science at Fort Hays State University, teaching in the fields of American politics and political theory. He received a BA from the College of William and Mary and a PhD from Rutgers University.

Lowi, Theodore J. Imprint. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c1998. Third parties (United States politics) - History - Sources. Romance, Joseph, 1966-. Previous Record Next Record.

A Republic of Parties? by Theodore J. Lowi, Joseph Romance. ISBN 9780847686094 (978-0-8476-8609-4) Softcover, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

Americans have debated the efficacy of our two-party political system since the founding of the nation. Generations of political scientists have asked: Is the two- party system an antiquated arrangement, so entrenched in our political structure that any third party is destined to be peripheral, or is it an essential component of the political and constitutional order articulated by our founders? This book forces readers to decide for themselves. Theodore J. Lowi and Joseph Romance debate the promises and pitfalls of the two-party system and provide readers with the strongest available arguments for and against the two-party system of government. Lowi argues that the inability of the existing parties to provide adequate representation for our diverse nation is rapidly causing the obsolescence of the two party system. Romance counters that the two-party system is vital for unifying a divided country and instructs Americans about the compromises necessary to maintain a democratic government. With an introduction by esteemed political scientist Gerald Pomper that outlines the history, evolution, and current status of this perennial debate, and a collection of primary documents that covers the entire history of the controversy, this book will be indispensable for classes on American government, political parties, elections, and political science.
Reviews: 2
Virn
Dr. Lowi says we need a third party - a three-party system, that is - when America is loaded with third parties. Dr. Romance, on the other hand, says that the only problem is the recent one, "gridlock," and that the solution is "reform." Interestingly, although Lowi acknowledges that what America now has in the Democrat/Republican combine is a "duopoly," neither essayist proceeds on that assumption. Lowi keeps calling for a third party when the need under duopoly would be for a second, not third, party. And Romance takes us back to various won't-work remedies, all in an effort to "reform" a non-existent two-party system. However, the book does give a valuable look - flaws and all - at Partyism, a strange creature in itself, and I would recommend it.
Burirus
This collection of essays provides a well-balanced debate on the state of the American political environment. Both authors argue their points well, but Lowi's arguements appear to be more relevant and applicable to the problems of the system as it now stands.