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  • Public Financing in American Electionsby Costas Panagopoulos

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Reformers argue that public financing of campaigns will help rescue American democracy from the corruptive influence of money in elections. Public Financing in American Elections evaluates this claim and aims to remove much of the guesswork from the discussion about public finance. Featuring some of the most senior scholars in political science... more...

  • Follow the Leader?by Gabriel S. Lenz

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In a democracy, we generally assume that voters know the policies they prefer and elect like-minded officials who are responsible for carrying them out. We also assume that voters consider candidates' competence, honesty, and other performance-related traits. But does this actually happen? Do voters consider candidates? policy positions when deciding... more...

  • Leading Menby Jackson Katz

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 16.00

    Why Americans always elect men as presidents? It?s no secret that there is a wide?and growing?gender gap in American presidential politics. Over the past thirty years, Democrats have made major gains with women, while Republicans have been doing far better with men ?especially white working class men. The question is why? In Leading Men , Jackson... more...

  • Campaign Strategy in Direct Democracyby Laurent Bernhard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    In the first study of comparative direct-democracy, Laurent Bernhard explores the nature of direct-democratic campaigning in Switzerland. The author examines four policy areas: immigration, healthcare, welfare and economic liberalism focussing on interviews with campaign managers to provide a comprehensive analysis of direct-democratic campaigning. more...

  • Electing the Senateby 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...

  • Tocqueville, Democracy and Social Reformby Dr Michael Drolet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    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 1997; US$ 54.99

    When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act, he explained that it flowed from "a clear and simple wrong." But a generation later, whites still remain resistant to the election of blacks to public office. That widespread resistance, Keith Reeves illustrates, can be explained in large part by election campaign appeals to whites'... more...

  • New Race Politics in Americaby Jane Junn; Kerry L. Haynie

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the impact and political consequences of immigration on American electoral politics. 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...

  • Sideshowby Lindsay Tanner

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 15.99

    ?After spending much of my life dedicated to the serious craft of politics, I have to admit that I am distressed by what it is becoming. Under siege from commercial pressures and technological innovation, the media are retreating into an entertainment frame that has little tolerance for complex social and economic issues. In turn, politicians and... more...