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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
This book details fifteen debilitating fault lines facing the United States, ranging from Beltway dysfunction, to incoherent foreign policy pursuits. It then offers specific policy solutions, based on best practices, which will erase these fault lines and permit the United States to enter a new era of ?Renaissance America? by 2030. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president?s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric?s effect on economic actors. The analysis suggests that the rhetoric presidents use has little influence in shaping the behaviors of these economic actors. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
This diverse and unique collection of essays examines the role of communication in various aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign. Topics include the early campaign and Romney?s nomination battle, candidate image, the rhetoric and campaigning of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, issues of race, persuasive appeals to voters, the use of music and social... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95
As the United States marks its first presidential election of a new century, Witcover shows us how professional mercenaries -- with little party loyalty and diminished political principles, driven by an insatiable need for money -- are poisoning public life. At the same time, politicians themselves have condoned and even encouraged these developments,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
In The Cavalier Presidency , author Justin P. DePlato analyzes the theory of executive emergency power across a wide breadth of philosophical history and reviews seven U.S. presidencies, concluding that presidents are becoming increasingly reckless when determining and using power during crisis. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Over the past twenty years, presidential candidates have developed an entertainment talk show strategy in which they routinely chat with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart.? In fact, between 1992 and 2012, there have been more than 200 candidate interviews on daytime and late night talk shows with nearly every presidential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Some political observers dubbed the 2008 presidential campaign as 'the Facebook Election'. Barack Obama, in particular, employed social media such as blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Digg, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook to run a 'grassroots-style' campaign. The Obama campaign was keenly aware that voters, particularly the young, are not simply consumers of... more...
- New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95
With Obama?s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States? leadership role in the world. In this shattering new assessment, historian... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99
Analyses of the 2012 presidential election are already emerging, with various retrospectives, accounts, and predictions in the works. This volume includes some of the most recognized scholars in the field and innovative younger scholars who provide a fresh perspective on the election. It is a diverse and award winning group, including established... more...