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The Tyranny of the Two-Party System

The Tyranny of the Two-Party System( )
Author: Disch, Lisa Jane
Disch, Lisa J.
Series title:Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics into the 21st Century Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-11035-8
Publication Date:May 2002
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.00
Book Description:

Is the two-party system an immutable and indispensable aspect of our democracy? Disch maintains that it is not, arguing that the two-party system wastes the votes and silences the voices of dissenters. Disch argues in favor of reviving a once popular nineteenth century democratic strategy called "fusion" in which a dominant-party candidate typically ran on the ballots of both the established party and a third party in a general election. She concludes with an analysis of the 2000...
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Book Details
Pages:172
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 8.931 x 0.485 Inches
Book Weight:0.688 Pounds



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