The Collapse Of The Democratic Presidential Majority: Realignment, Dealignment, And Electoral Change From Franklin Roosevelt To Bill Clinton, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Collapse Of The Democratic Presidential Majority

Realignment, Dealignment, And Electoral Change From Franklin Roosevelt To Bill Clinton, 1st Edition

By David G Lawrence

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American electoral politics since World War II stubbornly refuse to fit the theories of political scientists. The long collapse of the Democratic presidential majority does not look much like the classic realignments of the past: The Republicans made no corresponding gains in sub-presidential elections and never won the loyalty of a majority of the

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Collapse of the Democratic Presidential Majority -- The Decline of New Deal Economic Cleavage: Social Class and Issue Salience -- Decreasingly Latent Cleavages: Race and the Roosevelt Coalition from 1948 to 1972 -- The Emergence of the Second Mini-Realignment: Ideological Extremity and Democratic Defection -- The Fragile Extension of the Second Mini-Realignment: Retrospective Voting and the Politics of Prosperity -- Mondale's Revenge: Ideology and Retrospective Evaluations in 1992 -- Conclusion: Realignment, Dealignment, and Electoral Change from Roosevelt to Clinton

About the Author

David G. Lawrence is professor of political science at Fordham University and studies voting and elections, public opinion, and political participation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General