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  • The Race to 270by Daron R. Shaw

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    The Electoral College has played an important role in presidential politics since our nation’s founding, but surprisingly little information exists about precisely how it affects campaign strategy. Daron R. Shaw, a scholar who also worked as a strategist in both Bush-Cheney campaigns, has written the first book to go inside the past two presidential... more...

  • Why Iowa?by David P. Redlawsk; Caroline J. Tolbert; Todd Donovan

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    If Barack Obama had not won in Iowa, most commentators believe that he would not have been able to go on to capture the Democratic nomination for president. Why Iowa? offers the definitive account of those early weeks of the campaign season: from how the Iowa caucuses work and what motivates the candidates’ campaigns, to participation and... more...

  • The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reformby John Samples

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    At first glance, campaign finance reform looks like a good idea. McCain-Feingold, for instance, regulates campaigns by prohibiting national political parties from accepting soft money contributions from corporations, labor unions, and wealthy individuals. But are such measures, or any of the numerous and similarly restrictive proposals that have... more...

  • Design for Democracyby Marcia Lausen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process—from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling... more...

  • Campaign Contributions and Legislative Votingby Stacey B. Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes, empirical evidence compiled by political scientists has generally failed to identify a systematic linkage... more...

  • Fault Linesby Jeffery Mondak; Dona-Gene Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    In some years elections bring about enduring changes to the American political scene. In 2006, a pivotal election year, the Republicans suffered a resounding defeat, losing the House and Senate for the first time since the 1994 "Republican Revolution." But what caused this pivotal shift? Fault Lines provides both a wealth of insight regarding what... more...

  • Tocqueville, Democracy and Social Reformby Dr Michael Drolet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    Alexis de Tocqueville is best known as the author of Democracy in America and The Ancien Régime and the Revolution . Yet among his contemporaries he was also esteemed for his brilliant investigations on social issues such as prison reform, pauperism and the plight of abandoned children. This study explores the intellectual and social context of... more...

  • Voting Hopes or Fears?by Keith Reeves

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Through experimental studies, this book provides fresh empirical evidence that the issue of race still pervades the consciousness of American society and prevents blacks from winning elections in districts where whites comprise a majority of the electorate. more...

  • The Thumpin'by Naftali Bendavid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.95

    In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democratic party ended twelve years of electoral humiliation by seizing back Congress and putting an end to Republican rule. The Thumpin? is the story of that historic victory and the man at the center on whom Democratic hopes hinged: Congressman Rahm Emanuel, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Sanford Kessler; Stephen D. Grant

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 11.95

    This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments--including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction... more...