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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Through the analyses in Competitive Elections and Democracy in America , Evans demonstrates that competitive elections have lasting effects on voters that go beyond just the length of a campaign. Her research reinforces the vital role that political competition plays in modern democracies, and offers a careful evaluation of how and why competitive... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively the concepts and cases will give college undergraduate students a compelling narrative explanation of America?s electoral process and the... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 99.00
Manfred G. Schmidt ist einer der führenden Politikwissenschaftler Europas. Drei Themen bilden Schwerpunkte in seinem reichhaltigen Werk. Machen Parteien einen Unterschied für das staatliche Handeln? Diese Frage bildet den ersten Schwerpunkt seines Schaffens: In welchen Politikbereichen und unter welchen Bedingungen schlägt sich die Regierungsbeteiligung... more...
- Velocity Press 2013; US$ 9.99
A controversial presentation of how new elections laws and practices--PACs, Super PACs, 527s, and related mechanisms--are allowing a handful of rich, anonymous individuals to buy elections and effectively deny Americans their most basic right under the Constitution: the right to cast a democratic vote. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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...