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The New Direction in American Politics

Edited by John E. Chubb and Paul E. Peterson

Topics include:

Part One: Voters and Elections

The New Two-Party System

The Economic Basis of Reagan’s Appeal

Incumbency and Realignment in Congressional Elections

Campaigning, Governing, and the Contemporary Presidency

The Republican Advantage in Campaign Finance

The Rise of National Parties

Part Two: Institutions and Policy

New Patterns of Decisionmaking in Congress

The Politicized Presidency

Federalism and the Bias for Centralization

Controlling Entitlements

Security Policy

The New Politics of Deficits

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