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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups. more...

  • Super PAC!: Unregulated Money in American Politicsby 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...

  • Das politische System der USAby Birgit Oldopp

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Diese Einfuhrung wendet sich an Studierende der Politikwissenschaft, die sich mit dem politischen System der USA vertraut machen wollen. Das Buch vermittelt Grundwissen. Die Arbeitsweise der Institutionen (Kongress, Prasident und Supreme Court) wird vorgestellt und Politikprozesse werden erklart. Welche Rolle spielen Parteien und Interessenverbande... more...

  • The Politics of Sex: Morality Politics and Presidential Electionsby Susan B. Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • White Voters in 21st Century Americaby George Hawley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The United States is experiencing remarkable demographic changes that are having an important impact on the American electorate. As the minority share of the voting-eligible population continues to grow, the political clout of non-Hispanic whites will further decline. The 2012 election demonstrated that the Democratic Party can secure an Electoral... more...