Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections (Transforming American Politics) (Paperback)
Westview Press, 9780813344072, 246pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2009
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“Seth McKee provides the most current understanding of the evolving partisan scene in Congress as his insightful analysis incorporates results through the 2008 elections. While the explanation for the GOP displacement of Democrats in the South’s congressional delegations will be of especial interest to followers of southern politics, McKee’s careful work will also appeal to a larger audience as he shows how the ‘southernization’ of the House Republican contingent helped the Democratic Party retake the chamber in 2006.”—Charles S. Bullock, III, University of Georgia“Seth McKee’s book is a major scholarly achievement. It advances our understanding of both the modern South and the House of Representatives. After offering a convincing explanation for the Republican realignment in the South, McKee demonstrates how this development has helped Democrats regain control of the Congress. This insightful and well-written book should be of great interest to scholars and students of American politics.” —Merle Black, Emory University, coauthor of Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics “Seth McKee’s Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections provides a thorough and lucid account of a crucial component, identified in the book’s title, of the dramatic shift in regional party strength since the 1960s. It casts new light on this fundamental transformation and should be read by anyone who wants a deeper understanding of why and how it took place.”—Gary C. Jacobson, University of California, San Diego “Seth McKee's Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections is a significant contribution to the literature on southern congressional politics. In well-organized and clearly-written chapters, McKee shows how the success of conservative southern Republicans has contributed to their party's failure in recent national elections. An impressively realistic book.”—Earl Black, Rice University, coauthor of Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics “In his data-rich but accessible book, Seth McKee …make[s] a significant contribution to our understanding of the transformation of Southern politics and why partisan change occurs.” –Political Science Quarterly
“Republican Ascendency in Southern U.S. House Elections… succeeds in analyzing the general trends of Republican growth and is well grounded in the recent literature of southern politics… Mckee’s work fills a niche in southern political studies.” –The Journal of Southern History