- About the Contributors
- The Evolving Politics of the South
- Southern Politics at the Time of V. O. Key
- The South's Changing Demographics
- Urbanization of the South
- The Southern Economy
- Religious Conservatives and the Transformation of Southern Politics
- Demanding Deliverance in Dixie: Race, the Civil Rights Movement, and Southern Politics
- Women in Southern Politics
- Buenas Dias, Y’all: Latinos in the South
- Gerrymandering and the Republican Conversion of Southern State Legislatures
- Southern Political Attitudes
- Politics and Economic Development in the Southern Black Belt
- Southern Party Organizations and Activists
- The Republican Party in the American South: From Radical Fringe to Conservative Mainstream
- Party Building in the South through Conversion
- Minor Party Presidential Candidates and Southern Politics: A Regional Comparison
- Deep South Politics: The Enduring Racial Division in National Elections
- The Impact of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act on Southern Politics
- Enforcing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
- The South and Presidential Elections
- Southern Influence in Congress
- How the South Has Influenced the Nation
Abstract and Keywords
This article outlines the scholarship on party organizations in the South and the activists who participate in them. It begins with an introduction to party organizations and what they do, followed by a discussion of the development of state and local parties in the southern states. Next it turns to contemporary party organizations and the activists who staff them. It concludes with brief comments on potential challenges facing political parties in the South and elsewhere.
John A. Clark is a professor of political science at Western Michigan University.
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