Ranney, Austin

Ranney, (Joseph) Austin

(1920–  ) political scientist; born in Courtland, N.Y. He taught at Yale (1945–47) and the University of Illinois (1946–63) before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin: Madison (1963). He is best known for his analysis of the impact of reform movements on political parties.
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