Dr. James Josefson
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Democratic Implications, Rise, Modern Republican Party, Virginia, interparty competition
American Politics | Comparative Politics | Political Science
This paper will chart the evolution of interparty competition in Virginia from the foundations of the machine, brought to fruition by the indomitable Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., the decline and eventual collapse of the machine, and political realignment in the rise of the modem Republican Party of Virginia. In addition to this examination, the primary objective will be to examine the implications of the rise of the Virginia GOP on two-party competition through an examination of the literature surrounding two-party competition and democratic involvement and an application of that material to the Virginia political experience.
Funk, Daryl, "Democratic Implications of the Rise of the Modern Republican Party of Virginia" (2004). Honors Projects. 325.