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Stone, Walter J.

Works: 14 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,976 library holdings
Classifications: JK2265, 324.273
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Three's a crowd the dynamic of third parties, Ross Perot, & Republican resurgence by Ronald Rapoport ( )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For those wanting someone to blame for the Republican resurgence that began with the 1994 congressional elections, Rapoport and Stone have an answer: blame the third-party presidential candidacies of H. Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996. They argue that successful third parties at the presidential level have the opportunity to have a substantial impact on the two-party system. The common analogy is that a third party is like a bee: it stings and then dies. The sting hurts one of the major parties. If a third party has a large and identifiable issue constituency, ensuring the major parties' bid for the support of its members, and if the party that 'wins' the third-party supporters is changed, then the 'dynamic of third parties' has contributed to the continued evolution of the American party system. Third parties, as the authors note, appear only when there is unhappiness with one or both of the two major parties. The authors have produced a near-mountain of empirical evidence to support their dynamic of third-parties theory. Summing up: Recommended. General readers, lower-division undergraduates through faculty." -- W. K. Hall, Bradley University -- Choice, October 2006
Nomination politics : party activists and presidential choice by Alan Abramowitz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Republic at risk : self-interest in American politics by Walter J Stone ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impact of the 18 to 20 year old vote in a local, nonpartisan election, Boulder, Colorado, 1971 by Walter J Stone ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Activists in the United States Presidential Nomination Process, 1980-1996 by Alan Abramowitz ( )
2 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This data collection provides information on party activist involvement in the presidential nomination process. Surveys of caucus attendees and convention delegates were initially conducted in 1980 at the state conventions in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Delegates from both parties were polled on a variety of issues, including their opinions on candidate qualities, such as record of achievement, moral character, performance on television, knowledge of foreign policy, and most important quality for a candidate. In addition, information was gathered on the party position held by the respondent, degree and type of party participation, opinions on state and national leaders, reasons for being involved in the presidential nomination process, choice for presidential candidate, and membership in other organizations. In 1984, surveys were distributed at the Democratic state conventions in Iowa and Virginia. In 1988, delegates to both the Democratic and Republican state conventions in Iowa and Virginia were polled. Caucus attendees of both parties also completed surveys in 1984 and 1988 in Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia. Other areas of inquiry included attitudes toward the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, affirmative action, and military spending. Demographic characteristics of respondents, such as religion, ethnicity, education, employment, and income, are provided. In 1992, surveys were distributed to both Democratic and Republican state conventions in Iowa and Virginia. Areas of inquiry included attitudes toward abortion, affirmative action, the federal budget, a national health plan, foreign imports, the environment, United States involvement around the world, congressional term limits, the gasoline tax, homosexuals in the military, taxes, and the death penalty. Respondents were also asked to ev... Cf.:
National Survey of Callers to the Perot 1-800 Numbers, 1992 by Ronald Rapoport ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This survey of a national sample of callers to the H. Ross Perot 1-800-number telephone bank queried respondents regarding the 1992 presidential campaign and election, their level of involvement in candidate campaigns, and their stance on a range of political and social issues. The data were collected in two waves, with the first survey fielded in early September 1992, after Perot had dropped out of the presidential race on July 16, 1992, and the second survey fielded following the November 3, 1992, presidential and general election. A series of questions addressed the current and former campaigns of President George Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, Tennessee Senator Al Gore, Reform Party founder Ross Perot, retired Vice Admiral James Stockdale, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, former California Governor Jerry Brown, former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Respondents were asked for their overall opinions of each of these candidates. They were also asked whether they had in the past or would in the future actively campaign for the candidates, make financial contributions to their campaign funds, and/or encourage others to volunteer for the campaigns. Respondents' views were also sought on abortion, affirmative action, national health insurance, a balanced budget, limits on foreign imports, government regulation of pollution, decreased United States involvement in foreign affairs, term limits, a federal gas tax, and Social Security benefits. Respondents surveyed after the November election were asked additional questions regarding voter choice and and the outcome of the general election. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, political party, political orie... Cf.:
Anticipated social sanctions and drinking behavior among a sample of Indian students at Phoenix Indian School by Walter J Stone ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monination politics : party activists and presidential choice by Alan Abramowitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A model for disaggregating political change by Ronald Rapoport ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three's A Crowd ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A significant contribution to our understanding of minor parties and party system change. The authors develop a new theory and provide strong empirical evidence in support of it. They show that the Perot's candidacy has had a strong and lasting impact on partisan competition in elections. --Paul Herrnson, Director, Center for American Politics and Citizenship Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland Powerfully persuasive in its exhaustive research, Three's a Crowd may surprise many by revealing the long- ignored but pivotal impact of Perot voters on every national election since 1992." --Clay Mulford, Jones Day and General Counsel to the 1992 Perot Presidential Campaign and to the Reform Party. "Rapaport and Stone have written an engaging and important book. They bring fresh perspectives, interesting data, and much good sense to this project. Three's a Crowd is fundamentally about political change, which will, in turn, change how scholars and pundits think of Ross Perot in particular, and third parties in general." --John G. Geer, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and Editor of The Journal of Politics "The definitive analysis of the Perot movement, its role in the 1994 GOP victory, and the emergence of an enduring governing majority." --L. Sandy Maisel, Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs, Colby College Three's a Crowd begins with the simple insight that third parties are creatures of the American two-party system, and derive their support from the failures of the Democratic and Republican parties. While third parties flash briefly in the gaps left by those failures, they nevertheless follow a familiar pattern: a sensation in one election, a disappointment in the next. Rapoport and Stone conclude that this steep arc results from one or both major parties successfully absorbing the third party's constituency. In the first election, the third party raises new issues and defines new constituencies; in the second, the major parties move in on the new territory. But in appropriating the third party's constituents, the major parties open themselves up to change. This is what the authors call the "dynamic of third parties." The Perot campaign exemplified this effect in 1992 and 1996. Political observers of contemporary electoral politics missed the significance of Perot's independent campaign for the presidency in 1992. Rapoport and Stone, who had unfettered-and unparalleled-access to the Perot political machine, show how his run perfectly embodies the third-party dynamic. Yet until now no one has considered the aftermath of the Perot movement through that lens. For anyone who seeks to understand the workings of our stubbornly two-party structure, this eagerly awaited and definitive analysis will shed new light on the role of third parties in the American political system
The structure of constituency representation : on the theory and method by Donald J McCrone ( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
It's Perot stupid! : the legacy of the 1992 Perot movement in the major-party system by Walter J Stone ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Representation in the United States House of Representatives, 1956-1974 by Walter J Stone ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The impact of the 18-20 year old vote in a local, nonpartisan election : Boulder, Colorado, 1971 by Walter J Stone ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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