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  • Party Primaries in Comparative Perspectiveby Giulia Sandri; Antonella Seddone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Primary elections for choosing party leaders and candidates are now becoming commonplace in Europe, Asia and America but questions as to how much they hinder a party?s organizational strength and cohesion or affect electoral performance have largely been ignored outside of the USA. Party Primaries in Comparative Perspective gives a much-needed conceptualization... 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...

  • Democratisation of Myanmarby Nehginpao Kipgen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This topical book studies the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. It outlines the factors that contributed to the political transition in the country and the circumstances in which the transition from military rule of nearly five decades to democracy took place. The author shows how political groups ?especially Aung San Suu Kyi?s National... more...

  • Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movementby Filippo Tronconi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    In 2009 Beppe Grillo, a well-known Italian comedian, established the Five Star Movement with the aim of sending a handful of citizens to municipal councils to act as the watchdog of a professional political class often perceived as corrupt and self-interested. However, in the Italian general elections of February 2013, despite still largely being considered... more...

  • My Turnby Doug Henwood

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Hillary Clinton is running for the presidency with a message of hope and change. But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in this concise, devastating indictment, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record, Henwood shows how Clinton's positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency, though generally... more...

  • Mapping Policy Preferences from Textsby Andrea Volkens; Judith Bara; Ian Budge; Michael D. McDonald; Hans-Dieter Klingemann

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 97.99 US$ 88.19

    Policy targets and political preferences are summarised in documents such as party manifestos. This book describes how these can be analysed quantitatively, by counting sentences devoted to each policy area. The numbers form policy indicators which can be related to government actions and spending. The book discusses problems with such analyses. more...

  • Historic Firstsby Evelyn M. Simien

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99 US$ 17.09

    This book looks at the way that "historic firsts" in presidential campaigns, specifically with regard to a candidate's gender and race, have affected not just who runs and why they run, but also mass political behavior. more...

  • Presidential Debatesby Alan Schroeder

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    With its keen observations, diligent research, and insider revelations, Alan Schroeder?s popular, big-picture history explores the phenomenon of American presidential debates like no other volume. From pundits to political operatives, debate moderators to the viewing public, Schroeder examines how the various stakeholders make and experience this... more...

  • Violence, Elections, and Party Politicsby Mary Beth Altier; Susanne Martin; Leonard B. Weinberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    As the United States and the countries of Western Europe have sought to promote democratic rule in those parts of the world that have not enjoyed the blessings of liberty, they have failed to consider an important factor. Competitive elections, the sine qua non of democratic government, often gives rise to serious bouts of political violence: mob... more...

  • Strangers in Their Own Landby Arlie Russell Hochschild

    The New Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In Strangers in Their Own Land , the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country?a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless... more...