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- 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...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95
Conquest, Famine, War, Death ? the four horsemen are coming, in the form of the national debt, widespread dependence on government, turmoil in the Middle East, and the expansion of the bureaucratic state. In Obama?s Four Horsemen , syndicated columnist David Harsanyi takes a provocative look at how the Obama Administration allowed four big problems... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.95
In the wake of recent legislation, court challenges, and demands for reform, campaign finance remains one of the most important and controversial aspects of the world's oldest democracy. Since 1960, Financing the Election volumes have presented reliable information on the costs and trends of campaign finance in the United States. In establishing... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
California's adoption of the blanket primary in 1996 presented a unique natural experiment on the impact that election rules have on politics. Billed as a measure that would increase voter participation and end ideological polarization, Proposition 198 placed California voters once again on the frontier of political reform. Employing a variety of data... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes, empirical evidence compiled by political scientists has generally failed to identify a systematic linkage... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00
By carefully examining political activity in and around the polling place in the nineteenth century, this book suggests some important caveats which must attend this conclusion. These caveats help to bridge the interpretive chasm now separating ethno-cultural descriptions of popular politics from political economic analyses of state and national policy-making. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 24.95
Since 1998, U.S. House incumbents have won a staggering 98 percent of their reelection races. Electoral competition is also low and in decline in most state and primary elections. The Marketplace of Democracy combines the resources of two eminent research organizations?the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute?to address the startling lack... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95
Front-loading is the single most criticized feature of the American presidential selection process. This text addresses the front-loading problem, providing a comprehensive examination of the entire issue: what it is, when and why it was developed,and its consequences for the nomination process. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 25.00
Soon after the 2004 presidential election, veteran reporter Melinda Henneberger set out across the country to listen to women of all ages and occupations express their strong opinions on the major issues of our time. Over eighteen months she spoke in depth and at length with more than two hundred women in twenty states, from Massachusetts to Arizona... more...