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- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 16.99
The 2012 election will be one of the hardest-fought in U.S. history. It is also likely to be one of the closest, a fact that brings concerns about voter fraud and bureaucratic incompetence in the conduct of elections front and center. If we don't take notice, we could see another debacle like the Bush-Gore Florida recount of 2000 in which courts and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99
Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more than $200) are the least understood participants in the system. Defenders assert that contributing money to campaigns is part of a broader... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
ORESTES BROWNSON?S 1865 book, The American Republic , ranks with The Federalist and Alexis de Tocqueville?s classic Democracy in America as an indispensable analysis of the American experiment in republican self-government. Reproduced here for the first time in a manner worthy of its importance, replete with its first comprehensive index, Regnery?s... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 34.50
The 2010 Pennsylvania Senate election provided high drama from the earliest days of its primary campaigns right through Election Day. After long-time incumbent Arlen Specter was eliminated, the race boiled down to two fresh faces—Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak. Their battle constitutes a microcosm of the political divide that characterizes contemporary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 41.95
After Barack Obama?s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains Democrats made during 2006 and 2008 now lost and the House... more...
- Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99
For 20 years, one of the most dynamic figures and accomplished leaders in American politics had never even been elected to a position of executive power. Then in early 2011, Rahm Emanuel won the election to become the mayor of Chicago, supplanting Richard M. Daley, who had been firmly entrenched in the role before Emanuel even emerged on the national... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 20.95
The swing voter occupies a cherished place in American political lore. Candidates court swing voters, consultants target them, and pundits speculate constantly on which way they will lean. But nobody has adequately defined them as a group. What exactly is a swing voter? No one really seems to know.The Swing Voter in American Politics fills... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 20.95
Voting difficulties hung over Americas presidential election in 2000 like a dark cloud. Hanging chads, a butterfly ballot, and the Supreme Court remain the most vivid memories of that political donnybrook. Passage of 2002s Help America Vote Act sparked further interest in the physical process of casting a ballot, yet several recent contests... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 144.95
What does it take to build and sustain effective government institutions? What have we learnt about the attempts to design and redesign public sector institutions in different countries? What works and what doesn't, and why? This book intends to answer these questions and presents analytical tools essential in planning for institutional reform. more...