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Connecticut Politics at the Crossroads - Gary L. Rose

Connecticut Politics at the Crossroads

Paperback Published: August 1992
ISBN: 9780819187567
Number Of Pages: 122

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This book documents the decline of political parties in the State of Connecticut. The author presents an extensive description of statewide political trends, taps the perceptions of state lawmakers regarding the current condition and influence of party organization, and provides the results of detailed interviews with seasoned politicians to demonstrate that political parties in Connecticut have declined in their capacity to structure the course of state politics. The evidence is compelling in a state often identified as a model in terms of powerful and effective political parties. It is the author's contention that the quality of Connecticut politics and the accountability of state government is in peril due to the concern that the new trends identified in Connecticut could signal the emergence of a much larger crisis in American state politics.

He has written a superb book on politics in the Nutmeg State. Insightful and current...belongs on the bookshelves of every student of state politics.--John Kenneth White, Catholic University of America

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Connecticut Politics at the Crossroadsp. 1
Party Decline in Connecticut Politicsp. 7
Parties and the Lawmakersp. 27
Voices from the Connecticut Polityp. 53
Conclusionp. 95
Suggested Bibliographyp. 97
Indexp. 105
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ISBN: 9780819187567
ISBN-10: 0819187569
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: August 1992
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.19