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  • Rethinking American Electoral Democracyby Matthew J. Streb

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over?or even understanding of?what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in this timely... more...

  • Why Americans Don't Join the Partyby Zoltan L. Hajnal; Taeku Lee

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Two trends are dramatically altering the American political landscape: growing immigration and the rising prominence of independent and nonpartisan voters. Examining partisan attachments across the four primary racial groups in the United States, this book offers the first sustained and systematic account of how race and immigration today influence... more...

  • Elections and Exit Pollingby Fritz J. Scheuren; Wendy Alvey

    Wiley 2008; US$ 96.00

    "An understanding of the relationship between the product and the process in election polling is often lost. This edited volume unites ideas and researchers, with quality playing the central role." —J. Michael Brick, PhD, Director of the Survey Methods Unit, Westat, Inc. Elections and Exit Polling is a truly unique examination of the specialized... more...

  • Ticket to Freedomby Manfred Berg

    UPF 2005; US$ 24.95

    The first full-scale political history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, tracing its struggle for black civil and political equality from its founding in 1909 through the post-civil rights years. more...

  • Fighting Chanceby Faye E. Dudden

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment for granting black men the right to vote but not women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? In a lively narrative of insider politics, betrayal, deception, and personal... 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...

  • Democracy Incorporatedby Sheldon S. Wolin

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Democracy is struggling in America--by now this statement is almost cliché. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated , Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid, one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled?... more...

  • Improving Public Opinion Surveysby John H. Aldrich; Kathleen M. McGraw

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    The American National Election Studies (ANES) is the premier social science survey program devoted to voting and elections. Conducted during the presidential election years and midterm Congressional elections, the survey is based on interviews with voters and delves into why they make certain choices. In this edited volume, John Aldrich and Kathleen... more...

  • Parties and Elections in Americaby L. Sandy Maisel; Mark D. Brewer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 72.99

    Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Proces s covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are... more...

  • The Democratic Soulby Wilson Carey McWilliams; Patrick J. Deneen; Susan J. McWilliams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 60.00

    In 1973, Wilson Carey McWilliams (1933--2005) published The Idea of Fraternity in America, a groundbreaking book that argued for an alternative to America's dominant philosophy of liberalism. This alternative tradition emphasized that community and fraternal bonds were as vital to the process of maintaining political liberty as was individual liberty.... more...