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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity and trust often draw attention to looming changes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights and the status of women actually had a greater impact... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95
Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today?s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00
Most Americans admire the determination and drive of artists, athletes, and CEOs, but they seem to despise similar ambition in their elected officials. The structure of political representation and the separation of powers detailed in the United States Constitution were intended to restrain self-interested ambition. Because not all citizens have a... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Have campaign finance reform laws actually worked? Is money less influential in electing candidates today than it was thirty years ago when legislation was first enacted? Absolutely not, argues Rodney A. Smith in this passionately written, fact-filled, and provocative book. According to Smith, the laws have had exactly the opposite of their intended... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99
Democracy may be one of the most admired ideas ever concocted, but what if it?s also one of the most harebrained? After many years of writing about democracy for a living, David Harsanyi has concluded that it?s the most overrated, overused, and misunderstood idea in political life. The less we have of it the better. “Democracy? is not synonymous... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99
This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups. more...