THIRD-PARTY PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS IN AMERICA:
The Institutional Obstacles Such Candidates Face

Author: Caiazzo, Thomas A.
Year:2011
Pages:220
ISBN:0-7734-1526-2
978-0-7734-1526-3
Price:179.95
This book analyzes the history and purposes of third-party presidential candidacies in America. It uses the theories of political culture and functionalism to describe the institutional barriers these candidates face. Emphasis is placed on the variables of historical dualism, institutional barriers, and the political culture that impacts third party presidential politics, from both a normative and empirical approach.

Reviews

“…if you are a proponent or supporter of a new political party in this nation, you will get a better understanding of the role that third parties played and will continue to play in presidential elections.”-Honorable John E. Payton, Plano, Texas

“…the presentation is well thought out and insightful. The readers…will be drawn into the material with a careful blend of examples both new and old…”-Dr. David Bartram, East Georgia College

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION
Difficulties
Functionalism
Political Culture
CHAPTER II –
POLITICAL ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER III –
HISTORICAL ANALYSIS
CHAPTER IV –
THE SIX FACES OF FAILURE
Ballot Access Requirements
Financial Barriers
Media
Winner-Take-All Districts
The Electoral College
Co-optation
Miscellaneous Barriers
Conclusion
CHAPTER V-
THE FOUR "WILD CARDS:"
George Wallace
John Anderson
Ross Perot
Ralph Nader
Conclusion
Chapter 1 End Notes
Chapter 2 End Notes
Chapter 3 End notes
Chapter 4 End Notes
Chapter 5 End Notes
Appendix A Responses from the candidates
Bibliography
Index