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  • Gaming the Voteby William Poundstone

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 23.99

    Our Electoral System is Fundamentally Flawed, But There's a Simple and Fair Solution   At least five U.S. presidential elections have been won by the second most popular candidate. The reason was a "spoiler"--a minor candidate who takes enough votes away from the most popular candidate to tip the election to someone else. The spoiler effect is... more...

  • The Neglected Voterby David Paul Kuhn

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    Forget Soccer Moms and the key demographic du jour.  Winning elections means going back to basics more...

  • Political Campaigning, Elections and the Internetby Darren Lilleker; Nigel Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The Internet first played a minor role in the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, and has gradually increased in importance so that it is central to election campaign strategy. However, election campaigners have, until very recently, focused on Web 1.0: websites and email. This book offers an in-depth, comparative analysis of how interactive Web 2.0... more...

  • The Swing Voteby Linda Killian

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    As our country?s politicians engage in bitter partisan battles, focused on protecting their own jobs but not on doing the nation?s business, and political pundits shout louder and shriller to improve their ratings, it?s no wonder that Americans have little faith in their government. But is America as divided as the politicians and talking heads... more...

  • Losers' Consentby Christopher J. Anderson; André Blais; Shaun Bowler

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Democratic elections are designed to create unequal outcomes: for some to win, others have to lose. This book examines the consequences of this inequality for the legitimacy of democratic political institutions and systems. Using survey data collected in democracies around the globe, the authors argue that losing generates ambivalent attitudes towards... more...

  • Selecting a Presidentby Eleanor Clift; Matthew Spieler

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    The debut of a brand-new civics series for high school seniors and college freshmen, that clearly, concisely and cleverly explains how the United States elects its president   Selecting a President explains the nuts and bolts of our presidential electoral system while drawing on rich historical anecdotes from past campaigns. Among the world?s many... more...

  • Toward the United Frontby John Riddell

    BRILL 2011; US$ 283.00

    This book offers, for the first time in English, the proceedings and decisions of the last congress of the Communist International held in Lenin?s lifetime. With an analytic introduction, detailed footnotes, 500 biographic notes, glossary, chronology, and index. more...

  • Race of a Lifetimeby Mark Halperin; John Heilemann

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency.... more...

  • Mapping Extreme Right Ideologyby Dr Michael Bruter; Sarah Harrison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    An explanation of variations in the discourses and electoral success of 25 extreme right parties across 17 European political systems. The book shows how the European extreme right is mapped by the positions of parties and voters on two ideological dimensions, and how the match between these determines electoral success. more...

  • Voting to Killby Jim Geraghty

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    In Voting to Kill, author Jim Geraghty offers a comprehensive look at why recent elections have given the Republican Party its greatest political success since the 1920s. Despite a lot of talk about values, problems within the GOP, "red state culture," and the slow but vital progress in Iraq, the biggest difference between the two parties remains... more...