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date: 27 October 2021

p. 563. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?locked

p. 563. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?locked

  • L. Sandy Maisel

Abstract

‘Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?’ examines each of those questions and reveals that political party organizations in the United States reflect the nation's federal system. The party is organized at each electoral level. The main purpose of the party is to assist their candidates to get into office. The party organization does not define party policy nor do its leaders exercise much authority of those elected under the party label. This is a situation that has changed quite markedly over the last century as changes have taken place in the electoral process.

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