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The Decline of American Political Parties, 1952-1980

The Decline of American Political Parties, 1952-1980

By Martin P. Wattenberg

Harvard University Press, 1984, 184 pp.

A succinct analysis based on survey data of the public's perception of the irrelevance of political parties. Historians could argue that the decline of the parties began in the 19th century and was already well advanced by 1952.