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- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 26.95
Allegations of fraud have marred recent elections around the world, from Russia and Italy to Mexico and the United States. Such charges raise fundamental questions about the quality of democracy in each country. Yet election fraud and, more broadly, electoral manipulation remain remarkably understudied concepts. There is no consensus on what constitutes... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 3.99
Since David Plouffe helped design the plan that brought candidate Obama to the White House, the lessons of that plan have become only more relevant. Today, conservative forces led by figures like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck threaten to derail the tremendous promise of Democrats? recent gains, making the next election?and the ones beyond it?even more... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 38.00
This book provides an up-to-date analysis of American voting rights law and the numerous controversies surrounding minority representation. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 98.99
This book is about presidents in parliamentary systems. One commonly recurring political debate within parliamentary systems is over whether or not the public should directly elect the head of state. Despite the importance of this topic in practical politics, political scientists have offered little empirical evidence, yet made bold assumptions about... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 48.99
Electoral systems matter. They are a crucial link in the chain connecting the preferences of citizens to the policy choices made by governments. They are chosen by political actors and, once in existence, have political consequences for those actors. They are an important object of study for anyone interested in the political process, and in this book... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 124.99
This book provides a systematic comparative analysis of how and why voting behaviour has changed in Europe in recent decades. It has been widely argued that radical changes have occurred in the how and why of voting behaviour in Europe as a result of changes in the structure of society, most notably the rise in material affluence and educational attainment,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00
Big new changes in the British electoral system - devolved assemblies for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, proportional representation for the European parliament and the direct election of London's Mayor - have all been introduced since the last general election in 1997, and others may be on the way. They are described and discussed by Dick... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 37.00
In this book, the sixth in the highly regarded How Ireland Voted series, leading Irish political scientists examine what happened; analyse the election results, the opinion poll evidence and the media coverage to establish why it happened; and assess the long-term significance. more...
- Pocket Books 2007; Not Available
Barack Obama once came close to injecting heroin, but balked when a junkie pulled out the needle and rubber tubing. Obama and Mitt Romney are descended from polygamous great-grandfathers who had five wives apiece. Rudy Giuliani's first wife was his second cousin. Liberal Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was once a conservative Republican "Goldwater... more...