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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism$
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Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199832637

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001

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The Tea Party and American Democracy

The Tea Party and American Democracy

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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Theda Skocpol

Vanessa Williamson

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the overall implications of the Tea Party phenomenon. It asks how might elite and grassroots Tea Party forces figure in the election of 2012. It then reflects on the paradoxes of the democratic citizenship exemplified by grassroots Tea Partiers, and concludes with an assessment of the overall impact of the Tea Party on American politics.

Keywords:   right-wing Republicans, democratic citizenship, grassroots Tea Partiers, American politics

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