I. PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS. 1. In Search of the Political Parties. ORGANIZATION. 3. The State and Local Party Organizations. 4. National Organizations: A New Presence at the Summit. 5. The Political Party of the Electorates. 7. The Party Within the Voter. 8. The Active Electorate. Party Candidates. 10. Choosing the Presidential Nominees. 11. Parties and the Campaign for Election. 12. Financing the Campaigns. V. THE PARTY IN GOVERNMENT. 13. Party and Partisans in the Legislature. 14. The Party in the Executive and Judiciary. 15. The Quest for Party Government. VI. American Politics.