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- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00
Voters in a democratic society should have confidence in the electoral process. Yet, as Americans have witnessed in every election since 2000, voting-the basic act of citizenship?is under assault: technologically complex, subject to manipulation, and fiercely contested on many levels. Documenting the areas of collapse in the American electoral process,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95
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...
- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 12.99
The man who shook up American politics in 2000 -- and is doingso again in 2004 -- returns to hold both parties' feet to the fire with his straight talk about Bush, corporate government, and the whole political charade. Ralph Nader -- relentless activist, brilliant visionary -- may also be the most honest man we've got left in politics. And yet from... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95
This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes, empirical evidence compiled by political scientists has generally failed to identify a systematic linkage... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 65.00
In the coming presidential primaries, no state is as important in setting the stage - or affecting the odds - as New Hampshire. This small, mountainous, proudly distinctive state holds the first primary and the results, both real and in comparison to expectations, can greatly influence the competition for the highest office in the land. Candidates... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 33.95
The author, who cites decades of insider knowledge at the KGB and the CIA, says he originally compiled this book upon a request from Washington D.C. Now his handbook is being published, with added chapters for the benefit of the broader public, so that candidates for lesser offices and even mere voters can learn from his insightful de-construction... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 75.00
Emphasizing the major electoral reforms since 2000, this second edition of Campaign and Election Reform investigates the development of the American electoral system from colonial times to the present. It chronicles efforts to expand suffrage, reform campaign financing, and prevent vote fraud, and traces the development of election technology from... more...