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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
Smaller in population than several U.S. cities, the state of Iowa has become an unexpected and unparalleled proving ground for would-be presidential candidates. The Iowa caucuses provide a unique brand of retail politics, on the decline in an age of multi-million dollar advertising blitzes. Potential candidates have gone to extraordinary lengths to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
In a time of increasing campaign costs and decreasing state political party activity, legislative party campaign committees have grown to play a major role in the politics of elections in a large number of American states. Anthony Gierzynski's book focuses on these committees. In this first multi-state analysis, Gierzynski explores the nature and... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Have campaign finance reform laws actually worked? Is money less influential in electing candidates today than it was thirty years ago when legislation was first enacted? Absolutely not, argues Rodney A. Smith in this passionately written, fact-filled, and provocative book. According to Smith, the laws have had exactly the opposite of their intended... more...
- NYU Press 2001; US$ 26.56
Many have argued that soft money and special interests are destroying the American electoral system. And yet the clarion call for campaign finance reform only touches on the more general belief that money and economic power have a disastrous impact on both free expression and American democracy. The nation's primary sources of communication, the argument... 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 72.99
Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Proces s covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
We think of our American democracy as being a model for the world--and it has been. But today it compares unfavorably in some respects, especially when it comes to the universal franchise. The right to vote is more conditional and less exercised in the United States than in many other mature democracies. As became clear to all in the presidential election... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights and the status of women actually had a greater impact... more...