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  • 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 Intellectual Crisis in American Public Administrationby Vincent Ostrom; Barbara Allen

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 19.95

    This revised and expanded third edition extends Ostrom?s analysis to account for the most resent developments in American politics, including those of the Clinton and Bush administrations. more...

  • Financing the 2012 Electionby David B. Magleby

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    The amount of money flowing through U.S. politics continues to astound. "While not all expenditures are reported," writes David Magleby, "our best estimate is that at least $8 billion was spent in the 2012 federal elections." In this essential volume, the latest in a quadrennial series dating back to 1960, Magleby and his colleagues reveal where all... more...

  • Without Consentby Warren E. Miller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transmission of policy preferences from the mass electorate to the political elite is the subject of Warren Miller's illuminating new book. The elites of whom he writes are the delegates to recent nominating conventions analyzed in their subsequent roles as activists involved in presidential election campaigns. Miller's analysis delineates circumstances... more...