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- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 35.50
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$ 49.95
After Barack Obama?s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains Democrats made during 2006 and 2008 now lost and the House... 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...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95
David Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist, a senior reporter for Human Events, and a widely recognized political commentator, regularly making appearances on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and dozens of talk radio shows across the country. He is the author of Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other... more...
- Velocity Press 2013; US$ 9.99
A controversial presentation of how new elections laws and practices--PACs, Super PACs, 527s, and related mechanisms--are allowing a handful of rich, anonymous individuals to buy elections and effectively deny Americans their most basic right under the Constitution: the right to cast a democratic vote. 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...
- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 50.00
This book addresses the issue of why 51.2% of the population of the USA failed to vote in the November 1996 presidential election. Through polls and studies conducted in the spring and summer of 1996, the contributors set out to answer the following questions: what were the 51.2 percent doing that day? Who are they? Why didn't they vote? The results... more...