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- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
From the presidential level down, men and women who run for political office confront different electoral realities. In her probing study, Navigating Gendered Terrain, Kelly Dittmar investigates how gender influences the campaign strategy and behavior of candidates today. Concurrently, she shows how candidates' strategic and tactical decisions can... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Our portraits of voters, their relationship to parties, and the behavior of elected party members have changed significantly within the last 10 to 15 years. Characterizations of dealignment and decreased importance of parties have been fairly rapidly replaced by a focus on party polarization. Voters are becoming more ideological and the debate is... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The first appearance of parties on the American political scene has been a subject of debate in both history and political science; most scholars have argued that parties did not develop until the nineteenth century. John F. Hoadley challenges that conclusion, arguing convincingly that substantial parties emerged within the first decade after creation... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00
As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In The Partisan Sort , Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded to this trend?but not, for the most part, by becoming more extreme ourselves. While polarization has filtered down to a small minority of voters, it... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95
Party affiliation has long been the driving force behind electoral politics in the United States. Despite this fact, scant attention has been devoted to the American electorate?s party images?the "mental pictures" that individuals have about the parties which enable citizens to translate events in the larger political environment into terms meaningful... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95
These new essays map the ways political parties remain vital components in the American political system, especially in the eleven states in the South. As Tocqueville noted more than 100 years ago, "No countries need associations more . . . than those with a democratic social state." Although some contemporary observers see a decline in associations,... more...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 19.95
A new era of political power has arrived, one in which the social media forces of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter indisputably play a larger role in the political process. In this revised and expanded edition of Political Communication: The Manship School Guide, edited by Robert Mann and David D. Perlmutter, contributors discuss technological changes... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00
Recently, there has been a high level of conflict in American politics. Massive disagreements over government policies have pitted one group of Americans against another. This book explores how and why this style of politics developed and argues that fundamental disagreements between Americans have always been at the root of its politics. more...