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Essays on American Party Factions

Clarke, Andrew
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Clarke, Andrew
Advisor
Jenkins, Jeffery
Abstract
This research investigates the role of American party factions in legislative affairs. In short, I argue that organized blocs of legislators manufacture party sub-brands to more effectively appeal to niche markets of donors and party activists. Institutionalized factions can efficiently capture valuable political resources to blunt significant instruments of party power. By establishing their own resource networks, factions loosen the bonds of two-party government and increase the likelihood of party infighting.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Politics, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2017
Published Date
2017-04-20
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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