How the Tea Party Captured the GOP: Insurgent Factions in American Politics

Rachel M. Blum (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$108.00
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
November 18, 2020
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.44 inches | 0.91 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780226687490

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About the Author

Rachel Marie Blum is assistant professor of political science at Miami University of Ohio.

Reviews

"Blum documents the history of the Tea Party with a diversity of evidence and methodological virtuosity. She argues that the Tea Party's presence within the Republican Party is, essentially, a 'party within a party, ' a new way of thinking about 'intraparty mobilization' as a strategy undertaken by movements. How the Tea Party Captured the GOP enjoys the properties of a must-read work for those who care about the future of the Republican Party--indeed, for those who care about the future of the country."--Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington
"For all the talk of polarization, we know less than we should about the pressures pushing parties away from the median, which makes this book particularly welcome. As Blum traces the relation between the Tea Party and the Republican Party that the insurgency sought, with great success, to push rightwards, she brings impressive evidence to bear, including long-form interviews with Tea Party activists, network analysis, and use of text-as-data."--Daniel Schlozman, Johns Hopkins University