Welcome to PartyPolitics.org
A publicly accessible warehouse of data and texts on American party politics and cross-national analysis of political parties gathered and authored over seven decades of research by Kenneth Janda (Biographical note)
Some of my data and writings might be useful to scholars' current research on party politics. To facilitate using the holdings, I have organized them into research topics reflecting my work.
My parties research originated with cross-national analysis. I shifted rather late in life to American party politics. While most items in this collection deal with the comparative analysis of parties, my inventory list starts with recent U.S. party politics.
The headings below, and the entries under each, are roughly listed in reverse chronological order concerning the items' creation, beginning with my latest work. Click on the underlined terms to proceed.
American Party Politics
Party Evolution How the parties evolved since their origins: Democrats (1828), Republicans (1854) Party Platforms How the parties enshrined their policies in quadrennial platforms Social Bases How Democrats and Republicans adapted to demographic changes since 1952 Organization How and why American parties differ from foreign parties Elections, Etc. Writings on election administration, campaigns, and about APSA/POP.
Comparing Parties Across Nations
Party Systems How party systems differ across the world Party Law How nations regulate political parties and party members Party Change Why political parties change policies and organization Social Bases How to analyze social bases of parties across nations, examples Organization How parties are organized within and across nations World Parties Survey of 158 parties in 53 countries, 1950-1962