On Parties: Essays Honoring Austin Ranney


Over the past 50 years, no one has contributed more to our understanding of political parties than Austin Ranney. Here, 12 leading experts, Ranney’s colleagues and students, adopt his agenda and examine contemporary political parties from a variety of perspectives. They highlight the recent movement to subject parties to legal regulation and control and examine topics ranging from party ideology, to the nomination process, and the perennial issue of party decline.

Nelson W. Polsby
Raymond E. Wolfinger
Publication date: 
May 1, 1999
Publication type: 
American Politics & Government