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  • Elections A to Zby David R. Tarr; Bob Benenson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 120.00

    This new third edition has been redesigned and updated with new entries covering the vital current elections topics that readers want to know about, including short definitions of terms like "front-runner" to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of campaigns and elections. more...

  • A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Electionsby Costas Panagopoulos; Aaron C. Weinschenk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 23.95

    Political observers routinely lament that American democracy is broken, and many of them blame electoral malfunction. But is the system really broken? Panagopoulos and Weinschenk make the case that citizens are empowered to fix what?s wrong with electoral politics and renew democracy in America, all within the institutional setup and framework of... more...

  • Rethinking American Electoral Democracyby Matthew J. Streb

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over?or even understanding of?what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much-needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in the thoroughly... more...

  • The 21st-Century Voter: Who Votes, How They Vote, and Why They Vote [2 volumes]by Guido Stempel; Thomas Hargrove

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    As America's population changes, so do its political trends. This insightful resource captures the evolution of American politics and elections in the 21st century, explaining the identities and roles of lobbyists, activists, politicians, and voters. Featuring contributions from distinguished researchers and academics in the areas of political science,... more...

  • Popular Choice and Managed Democracyby Timothy J. Colton; Michael McFaul

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.99

    Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighborhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor, and fear. This book is a tale of these two electionsone for the 450-seat Duma, the other for President. Despite financial crisis, a national security emergency in... more...

  • Election Fraudby R. Michael Alvarez; Thad E. Hall; Susan D. Hyde

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    Allegations of fraud have marred recent elections around the world, from Russia and Italy to Mexico and the United States. Such charges raise fundamental questions about the quality of democracy in each country. Yet election fraud and, more broadly, electoral manipulation remain remarkably understudied concepts. There is no consensus on what constitutes... more...

  • Voting Technologyby Paul S. Herrnson; Richard G. Niemi; Michael J. Hanmer; Benjamin B. Bederson; Frederick G. Conrad

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    Voting difficulties hung over America's presidential election in 2000 like a dark cloud. Hanging chads, a butterfly ballot, and the Supreme Court remain the most vivid memories of that political donnybrook. Passage of 2002's Help America Vote Act sparked further interest in the physical process of casting a ballot, yet several recent contests still... more...

  • Primary Politicsby Elaine C. Kamarck

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The 2016 presidential primaries are on the horizon and this new edition of Elaine Kamarck?s Primary Politics will be there to help make sense of them. Updated to include the 2012 election, it will once again be the guide to understanding the modern nominating system and some of its arcana, including the robot rule.? In Primary Politics , political... more...

  • Red, Blue, and Purple Americaby Ruy A. Teixeira

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    As America rushes headlong into a dramatic campaign season, it is clear that these consequential contestsand the ones that followwill be hugely influenced by recent changes in the nation's makeup. Red, Blue, and Purple America provides a clear and nuanced understanding of the geographic and demographic changes that are transforming the United States... more...

  • Democracy in the Statesby Bruce E. Cain; Todd Donovan; Caroline J. Tolbert

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Democracy in the States offers a 21st century agenda for election reform in America based on lessons learned in the fifty states. Combining accessibility and rigor, leading scholars of U.S. politics and elections examine the impact of reforms intended to increase the integrity, fairness, and responsiveness of the electoral system. While some of... more...