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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99
Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more than $200) are the least understood participants in the system. Defenders assert that contributing money to campaigns is part of a broader... more...
- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 16.99
The 2012 election will be one of the hardest-fought in U.S. history. It is also likely to be one of the closest, a fact that brings concerns about voter fraud and bureaucratic incompetence in the conduct of elections front and center. If we don't take notice, we could see another debacle like the Bush-Gore Florida recount of 2000 in which courts and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 20.95
Voting difficulties hung over Americas 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 2002s Help America Vote Act sparked further interest in the physical process of casting a ballot, yet several recent contests... more...
- 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...