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  • 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...

  • Campaign Contributions and Legislative Votingby Stacey B. Gordon

    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...

  • 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 Last Hurrah?by David B. Magleby; J. Quin Monson

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    The Last Hurrah presents a comprehensive analysis of the role soft money and issue advocacy play in congressional elections. It also documents the extent of campaigning done through the mail, on the telephone, and in person in competitive races. David Magleby and J. Quin Monson provide detailed coverage of the overall trends of the historic 2002... 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...

  • Stormy Weatherby Dante J. Scala

    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...

  • 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...

  • White House Special Handbook, or How to Rule the World in the 21st Centuryby Mikhail Kryzhanovsky

    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...

  • 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...