The Divided Democrats (Paperback)

Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections (Transforming American Politics)

By William G. Mayer

Routledge, 9780813326801, 236pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 1996

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Do Democrats have greater difficulty maintaining party unity than Republicans? William Mayer argues that they do, chiefly because the Democrats are a more ideologically diverse, less cohesive party. After extensively documenting the Democrats' traditional problems of division and disagreement, Mayer presents evidence suggesting that the Republican advantage over the Democrats has finally started to narrow--raising important questions about the future of the Republican coalition.

About the Author

William G. Mayer is assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University.