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Cleavages, Decisions, and Legitimation: The Democrats' Mid-Term Conference, 1974
Jeffrey L. Pressman, Denis G. Sullivan, and P. CHRISTOPHER ARTERTON focus on the 1974 Democratic mid-term conference to analyze patterns of delegate behavior at party conventions. They identify the character of persisting party cleavages, the sources of increasing group caucus power, and the conditions that facilitate legitimation and party unity.

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