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  • Archaeology of Citizenshipby Stacey L. Camp

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Using a late-nineteenth-century California resort as a case study, Stacey Camp discusses how the parameters of citizenship and national belonging have been defined and redefined since Europeans arrived on the continent. In a unique and powerful contribution to the field of historical archaeology, Camp uses of the remnants of material culture to reveal... more...

  • Attention Deficit Democracyby Ben Berger

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In more recent decades, calls for greater civic engagement as a democratic cure-all have met with widespread agreement. But how realistic--or helpful--is it... more...

  • Blessed Are the Organizedby Jeffrey Stout

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media,... more...

  • Brave New Ballotby Aviel David Rubin

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 24.95

    Democracy has never been more vulnerable. The problem is right here in America. How to Sabotage an Election Become an election judge and carry a refrigerator magnet in your pocket Program every fifth vote to automatically record for your candidate Bury your hacked code Avi Rubin, a computer scientist at Johns Hopkins and a specialist in systems... more...

  • By Popular Demandby John Gastil

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    John Gastil challenges conventional assumptions about public opinion, elections, and political expression in this persuasive treatise on how to revitalize the system of representative democracy in the United States. Gastil argues that American citizens have difficulty developing clear policy interests, seldom reject unrepresentative public officials,... more...

  • Bürgerproteste im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Medienby Simon Appenzeller; Felix Flemming; Lena Küpper

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 37.85

    Dieser Band geht auf das 7. Düsseldorfer Forum Politische Kommunikation (DFPK) zurück. In Essays analysieren und reflektieren Journalisten, Politikern und PR-Experten das Protestjahr 2011 und seine Konsequenzen für das Verhältnis zwischen Bevölkerung und Politik. Die Beiträge zeigen die verschiedenen Facetten der politischen Kommunikationsforschung,... more...

  • Campaign Modeby Michael John Burton; Daniel M. Shea

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'?a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise political professionals know the basic rules of electoral strategy and how to read the political terrain. Campaign Mode examines the strategic... more...

  • Campaign and Election Reformby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Campaign and Election Reform deals with a large range of issues related to this topic. It examines important questions such as how candidates raise campaign funds and what contributors expect from them in return; whether there should be legal limits on how much money candidates can raise or spend; and the role of corporations, unions, and other well-funded... more...

  • Cases in Congressional Campaignsby Randall E. Adkins; David A. Dulio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Citizen Speakby Andrew J. Perrin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    When we think about what constitutes being a good citizen, routine activities like voting, letter writing, and paying attention to the news spring to mind. But in Citizen Speak, Andrew J. Perrin argues that these activities are only a small part of democratic citizenship?a standard of citizenship that requires creative thinking, talking, and acting.... more...