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  • Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby Glenn Utter; Ruth Ann Strickland

    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...

  • The Change Electionby David Magleby

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The 2008 election was an extraordinary event that represented change at many levels. The candidates? innovative campaigns changed how funds were raised, how voters were mobilized, and how messages were communicated through advertising and the internet. Parties and interest groups played their own important role in this historic election. In ... more...

  • Democracy, America, and the Age of Globalizationby Jay R. Mandle

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    A voluntary public funding system for political campaigns is necessary to reverse the trend toward income inequality. more...

  • Design for Democracyby Marcia Lausen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process?from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling place?can... more...

  • Electing the Senateby Wendy J. Schiller; Charles Stewart III

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people?instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents,... more...

  • Election Reformby Alan Marzilli

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 32.95

    Looks at election reform in the United States from different perspectives, offering statistics, statutes, legal opinions, and studies to help form an educated opinion. more...

  • The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reformby John Samples

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    At first glance, campaign finance reform looks like a good idea. McCain-Feingold, for instance, regulates campaigns by prohibiting national political parties from accepting soft money contributions from corporations, labor unions, and wealthy individuals. But are such measures, or any of the numerous and similarly restrictive proposals that have... more...

  • Fault Linesby Jeffery Mondak; Dona-Gene Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    In some years elections bring about enduring changes to the American political scene. In 2006, a pivotal election year, the Republicans suffered a resounding defeat, losing the House and Senate for the first time since the 1994 "Republican Revolution." But what caused this pivotal shift? Fault Lines provides both a wealth of insight regarding what... more...

  • Follow the Leader?by Gabriel S. Lenz

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In a democracy, we generally assume that voters know the policies they prefer and elect like-minded officials who are responsible for carrying them out. We also assume that voters consider candidates' competence, honesty, and other performance-related traits. But does this actually happen? Do voters consider candidates? policy positions when deciding... more...

  • The Good Fightby Ralph Nader

    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...