The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics

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about the excesses of faction that caused James Madison to write Federalist #10. He concluded that the benefits of liberty and freedom outweighed the possible adverse consequences of faction. Similarly, the advantages of an American multi-party system can also stand the stresses of single-issueism and zealotry. Consensus building, compromise, and stability are too deeply ingrained in the American political psyche for any other pattern to obtain. And if a reinvigoration of parties is to take place, allowance must be made for electoral contentiousness. If it is not, then we can only expect an ever-accelerating slide away from meaningful, vital party politics. If we are to encourage meaningful party politics, we must also be prepared to accept the presence of causes that are, to some, odious.


NOTES
1.
For example, David Broder, The Party's Over ( New York: Harper and Row, 1971); Walter Dean Burnham, Critical Elections ( New York: W. W. Norton, 1970); Philip E. Converse, "Change in the American Electorate," in The Human Meaning of Social Change, ed. Angus Campbell and Philip Converse ( New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1972); Norman Nie , Sidney Verba, and John R. Petrocik, The Changing American Voter ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976); Everett C. Ladd, Where Have All the Voters Gone? ( New York: W. W. Norton, 1977); William J. Crotty and Gary C. Jacobson, American Parties in Decline ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1980); Martin P. Wattenberg, The Decline of American Political Parties, 1952-1980 ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984); Ruth K. Scott and Ronald J. Hrebenar, Parties in Crisis ( New York: Wiley, 1984).
2.
Gary R. Orren, "The Changing Styles of American Party Politics," in The Future of American Political Parties, ed. Joel L. Fleishman ( Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982), p. 31.
3.
Alan Gitelson, M. Margaret Conway, and Frank B. Feigert, American Political Parties: Stability and Change ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984); Joseph A. Schlesinger, "The New American Political Party," a paper presented at the 1984 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, August 30-September 2; James L. Gibson et al., "Assessing Party Organizational Strength," American Journal of Political Science 27, 2 ( May, 1983), 193-222; James L. Sundquist, "Whither the American Party System?-- Revisited," Political Science Quarterly ( Winter, 1983-84), pp. 573-93; Xan dra Kayden and Eddie Mahe Jr., The Party Goes On ( New York: Basic Books, 1985)

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Exhibits ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 3
  • 1 - Single-Issue Parties in American History 5
  • Notes 32
  • 2 - A Party is Born: Abortion and the Right to Life Party 39
  • Notes 74
  • 3 - Activists and Identifiers 81
  • Summary 100
  • 4 - Party Decay, Party Renewal, and Hybrid Multi-Partyism 107
  • Notes 126
  • Epilogue 133
  • Notes 135
  • Appendix 1 137
  • Appendix 2 140
  • Bibliography 141
  • Index 149
  • About the Author 155
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