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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking American Electoral Democracyby Matthew J. Streb

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    Matthew Streb provides an analysis of the major debates that rage among scholars and reformers on subjects as diverse as the number of elections we hold, the use of nonpartisan elections, and the presidential primary process. more...

  • Redistricting and Representationby Thomas Brunell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 42.95

    Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness ? a centerpiece to the American way of life ? through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How does voting for a losing candidate affect voters?... 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...

  • Voting at the Political Fault Lineby Bruce Cain; Elisabeth Gerber

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    California's adoption of the blanket primary in 1996 presented a unique natural experiment on the impact that election rules have on politics. Billed as a measure that would increase voter participation and end ideological polarization, Proposition 198 placed California voters once again on the frontier of political reform. Employing a variety of data... more...

  • The Front-Loading Problem in Presidential Nominationsby William G. Mayer; Andrew E. Busch

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Front-loading is the single most criticized feature of the American presidential selection process. This text addresses the front-loading problem, providing a comprehensive examination of the entire issue: what it is, when and why it was developed,and its consequences for the nomination process. more...

  • The Marketplace of Democracy by Michael P. McDonald; John Samples

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Since 1998, U.S. House incumbents have won a staggering 98 percent of their reelection races. Electoral competition is also low and in decline in most state and primary elections. The Marketplace of Democracy combines the resources of two eminent research organizations?the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute?to address the startling lack... more...

  • If They Only Listened to Usby Melinda Henneberger

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 25.00

    Soon after the 2004 presidential election, veteran reporter Melinda Henneberger set out across the country to listen to women of all ages and occupations express their strong opinions on the major issues of our time. Over eighteen months she spoke in depth and at length with more than two hundred women in twenty states, from Massachusetts to Arizona... more...