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, 101a2, 105a6 Farr, James, 160n60, 163n111 Ferguson, James, 46 Ford, Henry Jones, 65, 66, 94, 95, 166n59 Formisano, Ronald P., 59a60, 63 Foucault, Michel, 144n43 Fraser, Nancy, 175n69 Fusion, 13a14, 20a32, 59, ... 136a37, 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|