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  • Campaign Modeby Michael John Burton; Daniel M. Shea

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'?a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise political professionals know the basic rules of electoral strategy and how to read the political terrain. Campaign Mode examines the strategic... more...

  • Staatstätigkeiten, Parteien und Demokratieby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 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...

  • Money, Power, and Electionsby Rodney A. Smith

    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...

  • America Votes 30by Franklin "Rhodes" Cook

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 200.00

    Thorough, extensive in scope, and meticulously researched, America Votes includes official, state-certified election returns and key data by county and by district for the House, Senate, and gubernatorial elections for the 2011-2012 election cycle. Features of the updated 30th edition include: An introduction highlighting Barack Obama?s... more...

  • The Iowa Caucusesby John C. Skipper

    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...

  • Competitive Elections and Democracy in Americaby Heather K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive Elections and Democracy in America , Heather Evans closely examines the debate over competition in elections and questions whether or not... more...

  • Dark Money, Super PACs, and the 2012 Electionby Melissa M. Smith; Larry Powell

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Smith and Powell have done excellent work building on their 2010 volume on campaign finance reform. No study of political communication and elections can be complete without understanding how the money flows, and this text provides an excellent foundation for understanding that. more...

  • Super PAC!by Conor M. Dowling; Michael G. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying... more...

  • The Politics of Sexby Susan B. Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    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...