Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-326) and index.
Does voting matter? -- Why nonvoting? -- The mobilization and demobilization of the nineteenth-century electorate -- How demobilization was accomplished -- The New Deal party system : partial remobilization -- The decline of the New Deal party system -- The welfare state and voter registration mobilization -- Party competition and electoral mobilization -- Barriers or mobilization? The debate over nonvoting -- The states as laboratories of democracy -- Federal reform -- Remobilization?