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  • Toomey's Triumphby Harold Gullan

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 34.50

    The 2010 Pennsylvania Senate election provided high drama from the earliest days of its primary campaigns right through Election Day. After long-time incumbent Arlen Specter was eliminated, the race boiled down to two fresh faces—Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak. Their battle constitutes a microcosm of the political divide that characterizes contemporary... more...

  • Cases in Congressional Campaignsby Randall E. Adkins; David A. Dulio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Examining a sample of congressional campaigns waged during the 2010 election provides readers with an account of how Republicans were able to take back control of the House of Representatives and make significant gains in the Senate, with Democrats unable to stem this tide. Adkins and Dulio provide a clear explanation of the macro trends in this election... more...

  • Rise of Rahmby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    For 20 years, one of the most dynamic figures and accomplished leaders in American politics had never even been elected to a position of executive power. Then in early 2011, Rahm Emanuel won the election to become the mayor of Chicago, supplanting Richard M. Daley, who had been firmly entrenched in the role before Emanuel even emerged on the national... more...

  • Institutional Reforms in Public Sectorby Mahabat Baimyrzaeva

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 144.95

    What does it take to build and sustain effective government institutions? What have we learnt about the attempts to design and redesign public sector institutions in different countries? What works and what doesn't, and why? This book intends to answer these questions and presents analytical tools essential in planning for institutional reform. more...

  • The Swing Voter in American Politicsby William G. Mayer

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 20.95

    The “swing voter” occupies a cherished place in American political lore. Candidates court swing voters, consultants target them, and pundits speculate constantly on which way they will lean. But nobody has adequately defined them as a group. What exactly is a swing voter? No one really seems to know.The Swing Voter in American Politics fills... more...

  • Voting Technologyby Paul S. Herrnson; Richard G. Niemi; Michael J. Hanmer

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    Voting difficulties hung over America’s presidential election in 2000 like a dark cloud. Hanging chads, a butterfly ballot, and the Supreme Court remain the most vivid memories of that political donnybrook. Passage of 2002’s Help America Vote Act sparked further interest in the physical process of casting a ballot, yet several recent contests... more...

  • Financing the 2004 Electionby David B. Magleby; Anthony Corrado; Kelly D. Patterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    In the wake of recent legislation, court challenges, and demands for reform, campaign finance remains one of the most important and controversial aspects of the world's oldest democracy. Since 1960, Financing the Election volumes have presented reliable information on the costs and trends of campaign finance in the United States. In establishing... more...

  • American Voter Turnoutby David Hill

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    Addresses a question central to the study of American politics: why is turnout in American elections so low compared to other industrialized democracies? more...

  • Staatstätigkeiten, Parteien und Demokratieby Klaus Armingeon

    Springer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Manfred G. Schmidt ist einer der führenden Politikwissenschaftler Europas. Drei Themen bilden Schwerpunkte in seinem reichhaltigen Werk. Machen Parteien einen Unterschied für das staatliche Handeln? Diese Frage bildet den ersten Schwerpunkt seines Schaffens: In welchen Politikbereichen und unter welchen Bedingungen schlägt sich die Regierungsbeteiligung... more...

  • The Formation of Campaign Agendasby Holli A. Semetko; Jay G. Blumler; Michael Gurevitch; David H. Weaver; Steve Barkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This unusual volume seeks to accomplish three related goals: * to assess the extent and limits of media power in election campaigns * to extend the concept of media agenda-setting to include the contributions of powerful news sources in the process of election agenda formation * to evaluate the impact of national system variables (differences... more...