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  • 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...

  • Financing the 2012 Electionby David B. Magleby

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    The amount of money flowing through U.S. politics continues to astound. "While not all expenditures are reported," writes David Magleby, "our best estimate is that at least $8 billion was spent in the 2012 federal elections." In this essential volume, the latest in a quadrennial series dating back to 1960, Magleby and his colleagues reveal where all... more...

  • White Voters in 21st Century Americaby George Hawley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The United States is experiencing remarkable demographic changes that are having an important impact on the American electorate. As the minority share of the voting-eligible population continues to grow, the political clout of non-Hispanic whites will further decline. The 2012 election demonstrated that the Democratic Party can secure an Electoral... more...

  • Congressional Primary Electionsby Robert G. Boatright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20 th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many contend that primaries have become a means by which... 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...

  • Money, Power, and Electionsby Rodney A. Smith

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dark Money, Super PACs, and the 2012 Electionby Melissa M. Smith; Larry Powell

    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...

  • Das politische System der USAby Birgit Oldopp

    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...

  • 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...