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  • What If the American Political System Were Different?by Herbert M. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Age of Direct Citizen Participationby Nancy C. Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Citizen involvement is considered the cornerstone of democratic theory and practice. Citizens today have the knowledge and ability to participate more fully in the political, technical, and administrative decisions that affect them. On the other hand, direct citizen participation is often viewed with skepticism, even wariness. Many argue that citizens... more...

  • Laura Clay and the Woman's Rights Movementby Paul E. Fuller; A. Elizabeth Taylor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    Laura Clay was the daughter of abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay and an important and controversial figure in the woman's rights movement. Paul E. Fuller traces this remarkable woman's career, from her early successes in Kentucky to her emergence as the most prominent southern suffragist. He devotes particular attention to the problems encountered... more...

  • The Presidential Pulse of Congressional Electionsby James E. Campbell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    An intriguing phenomenon in American electoral politics is the loss of seats by the president's party in midterm congressional elections. Between 1862 and 1990, the president's party lost seats in the House of Representatives in 32 of the 33 midterm elections. In his new study, James Campbell examines explanations for these midterm losses and explores... more...

  • Without Consentby Warren E. Miller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transmission of policy preferences from the mass electorate to the political elite is the subject of Warren Miller's illuminating new book. The elites of whom he writes are the delegates to recent nominating conventions analyzed in their subsequent roles as activists involved in presidential election campaigns. Miller's analysis delineates circumstances... more...

  • Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American Statesby Anthony Gierzynski

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In a time of increasing campaign costs and decreasing state political party activity, legislative party campaign committees have grown to play a major role in the politics of elections in a large number of American states. Anthony Gierzynski's book focuses on these committees. In this first multi-state analysis, Gierzynski explores the nature and... more...

  • Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendmentby Wendy J. Schiller; Charles Stewart III

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people?instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents,... more...

  • Modernizing Democracy: Innovations in Citizen Participationby Terry F. Buss; F Stevens Redburn; Kristina Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    How do you put the "public" in public management? How can the traditional ethos of professionalism and technical expertise be reconciled with norms of representation and citizen participation at a time when technology is transforming communication between citizens and government - in some ways enhancing the exchange and in other ways complicating it?... more...

  • The Impression of Influenceby Justin Grimmer; Sean J. Westwood; Solomon Messing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions?even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? Breaking new ground in the study of representation, The Impression of Influence demonstrates how legislators skillfully inform constituents with strategic... more...

  • Working Congressby Robert Mann

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1964, as the polarizing Civil Rights Act made its way through the House and Senate, and Congress navigated one of the most tumultuous eras in American history, a Harris Poll put the institution's approval rating at 60 percent. Why then, fifty years later, has the public's approval of Congress eroded to an all-time low of 10 percent? Working Congress:... more...