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  • 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...

  • Financing the 2004 Electionby David B. Magleby; Anthony Corrado; Kelly D. Patterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    In the wake of recent legislation, court challenges, and demands for reform, campaign finance remains one of the most important and controversial aspects of the world's oldest democracy. Since 1960, Financing the Election volumes have presented reliable information on the costs and trends of campaign finance in the United States. In establishing... more...

  • The Front-Loading Problem in Presidential Nominationsby William G. Mayer; Andrew E. Busch

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.99

    The race for the White House may seem like a marathon, but the nomination process is becoming a sprint, with the starting gun fired earlier each time. Where state primaries and caucuses were once spread out over a period of three or four months, most are now crammed into a four or fiveweek interval at the very beginning of the delegate selection... more...

  • Financing the 2008 Electionby David B. Magleby; Anthony Corrado

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 32.99

    The 2008 elections were by any standard historic. The nation elected its first African American president, and the Republicans nominated their first female candidate for vice president. More money was raised and spent on federal contests than in any election in U.S. history. Barack Obama raised a record-setting $745 million for his campaign and federal... more...

  • Get Out the Voteby Donald P. Green; Alan S. Gerber

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    The first edition of Get Out the Vote! broke ground by introducing a new scientific approach to the challenge of voter mobilization and profoundly influenced how campaigns operate. In this expanded and updated edition, the authors incorporate data from more than one hundred new studies, which shed new light on the cost-effectiveness and efficiency... more...

  • Down for the Countby Andrew Gumbel

    The New Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Down for the Count explores the tawdry history of elections in the United States?a chronicle of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated up to the U.S. Supreme Court?and uses it to explain why we are now experiencing the biggest backslide in voting rights in more than a century. This thoroughly revised... more...

  • Political Campaigns in the United Statesby Richard K. Scher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an important manifestation of how we "do" politics in... more...

  • Campaigning in the Twenty-First Centuryby Dennis W. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    In view of the 2016 US election season, the second edition of this book analyzes the way political campaigns have been traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred since 2012. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated techniques of modern campaigning?micro-targeting, online fundraising, digital communication, the new... more...

  • U.S. Media and Elections in Fluxby David A. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Paid, earned, and social media are all crucial elements of modern electioneering, yet there is a scarcity of supplementary texts for campaigns and election courses that cover all types of media. Equally, media and politics courses cover election-related topics, yet there are few books that cover these subjects comprehensively. This brief and accessible... more...