The Tyranny of the Two-Party System

The Tyranny of the Two-Party System

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Is the two-party system an immutable and indispensable aspect of our democracy? Disch maintains that it is not, arguing that the two-party system wastes the votes and silences the voices of dissenters. Disch argues in favor of reviving a once popular nineteenth century democratic strategy called qfusionq in which a dominant-party candidate typically ran on the ballots of both the established party and a third party in a general election. She concludes with an analysis of the 2000 presidential election as an object lesson in the tyranny of the two-party system and with suggestions for reform.... 100, 102, 104; and two-party system, 98, 101a€“2, 105a€“6 Farr, James, 160n60, 163n111 Ferguson, James, 46 Ford, Henry Jones, 65, 66, 94, 95, 166n59 Formisano, Ronald P., 59a€“60, 63 Foucault, Michel, 144n43 Fraser, Nancy, 175n69 Fusion, 13a€“14, 20a€“32, 59, ... 136a€“37, 178n20 Habermas, JA¼rgen, 118a€“ 19, 174n51 Hanson, Russell, 93 Haynes, Frederick E., 156n114 Hegemony, 10a€“ 11, 20, 31, 32, anbsp;...

Title:The Tyranny of the Two-Party System
Author: Lisa J. Disch
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-08-14

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