Party Reform, Party Atrophy, and Constitutional Change: Some Reflections
David B. Truman argues that state Democratic parties essentially abdicated their power over the nomination of presidential candidates when presented with the McGovern-Fraser "reform" proposals of 1968-72 and explains this abdication in terms of two long-term influences: the nationalization of legislative power in the 1930s and the system of nomination by direct primary. He also speculates on future prospects of the two major national parties.
Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy, George F. Will Reviewed by David B. Truman
Voting for President: The Electoral College and the American Political System, Wallace S. Sayre and Judith H. Parris Reviewed by David B. Truman
The Politics of Mass Society, William Kornhauser Reviewed by David B. Truman
The American System in Crisis, David B. Trumanmore by this author
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