Extent of Nationalization of Republican Policy Positions in the Post-New Deal Era


Examines the degree of intraparty integration in Republican policy positions during a period in which the Republican National Committee was increasingly nationalizing party affairs through the provision of services and money to state and local candidates and organizations. Content analyzes national and state Republican platforms from the period 1956-80. The results suggest that the GOP maintained its traditionally decentralized structure during a period in which there was a nationalization of other party functions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press) is the property of University of Texas Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


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