Three's a Crowd: The Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot, and Republican Resurgence ebook
by Ronald B. Rapoport,Walter J. Stone
This is what the authors call the "dynamic of third parties. The Perot campaign exemplified this effect in 1992 and 1996.
This is what the authors call the "dynamic of third parties. Political observers of contemporary electoral politics missed the significance of Perot's independent campaign for the presidency in 1992. Furthermore, it set in motion a series of events that eventually changed the political landscape ill far-reaching and long-lasting ways.
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Three's a Crowd begins with the simple insight that third parties are creatures of the American two-party system, and derive their support from the failures of the Democratic and Republican parties. While third parties flash briefly in the gaps left by those failures, they nevertheless follow a familiar pattern: a sensation in one election, a disappointment in the next. Rapoport and Stone conclude that this steep arc results from one or both major parties successfully absorbing the third party's constituency
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Three’s a crowd : the dynamic of third parties, Ross Perot, and. Republican resurgence, Ronald B. Rapoport and Walter J. Stone. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn-13: 978-0-472-11453-5 (cloth : alk. paper) isbn-10: 0-472-11453-0 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Political parties-United States. 2. 1854– ) I. Stone,Walter, 1947– II. Title. r176 2005 32. 73'8-dc22. Conclusion Third Parties & Political Change in America 223 appendixes 241 references 265 index 273. Acknowledgments.
Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot, and Republican Resurgence.
Three's a Crowd : The Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot, and Republican Resurgence. by Walter J. Stone and Ronald B. Rapoport. A significant contribution to our understanding of minor parties and party system change. The authors develop a new theory and provide strong empirical evidence in support of it. They show that the Perot's candidacy has had a strong and lasting impact on partisan competition in elections.
Ronald B. 2005 Rapoport and Stone conclude that this steep arc results from one or both major parties. Published by: University of Michigan Press. Rapoport and Stone conclude that this steep arc results from one or both major parties successfully absorbing the third party's constituency. In the first election, the third party raises new issues and defines new constituencies; in the second, the major parties move in on the new territory. But in appropriating the third party's constituents, the major parties open themselves up to change.
Three's a Crowd examines the effects of Ross Perot's 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns. Walter Stone is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis. Ronald Rapoport is John Marshall Professor and Chair, Department of Government, College of William and Mary. Country of Publication.
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Three’s a Crowd explains what Rapoport calls the dynamic of third parties, the way that third parties identify issues overlooked by the major parties to attract significant numbers of voters. The book examines this dynamic and the ways in which the major parties respond. Excerpts from an interview with Rapoport appear below. Q: Why is Three’s a Crowd important? Rapoport: The focus really is in telling how third parties are an engine for important change in American politics. The Perot movement is a great example that we were able to study in detail to basically support our theory.