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Elections

  • 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...

  • Robert Wagner and the Rise of New York City's Plebiscitary Mayoraltyby Richard M. Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Robert Wagner was New York City's true New Deal mayor, killed Tammany Hall. The world Wagner shaped delivers municipal services efficiently at the cost of local democracy. The story of Wagner's mayoralty will be of interest to anyone who cares about New York City, local democracy and the debate about the legacy of the City's important leaders. more...

  • Personality Politics?: The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Electionsby Marina Costa Lobo; John Curtice

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    Personality Politics? assesses the role that voters' perceptions and evaluations of leaders play in democratic elections. The book presents evidence from an array of countries with diverse historical and institutional contexts, and employs innovative methodologies to determine the importance of leaders in democracies worldwide.Addressing such questions... more...

  • For a Voice and the Voteby Lisa Anderson Todd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians... more...

  • The Impression of Influenceby Justin Grimmer; Sean J. Westwood; Solomon Messing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions?even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? Breaking new ground in the study of representation, The Impression of Influence demonstrates how legislators skillfully inform constituents with strategic... more...

  • Exceptional Socialistsby David S. Bell; Byron Criddle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This engaging exploration of the French Socialist Party details the exceptional problems that the party has faced and the way it has dealt with them. The result is a comprehensive and compelling guide to the quiddities of political infighting, the structure of power and of the environment in which the party operates. more...

  • Exceptional Socialistsby David S. Bell; Byron Criddle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This engaging exploration of the French Socialist Party details the exceptional problems that the party has faced and the way it has dealt with them. The result is a comprehensive and compelling guide to the quiddities of political infighting, the structure of power and of the environment in which the party operates. more...

  • A Choice Not an Echoby Phyllis Schlafly; Ron Paul

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Over 3 Million Copies Sold! Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo , the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special updated and expanded edition contains 50 percent new material placing the book in its historical context and applying the book's lessons... more...

  • Whistle Stopby Philip White

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2014; US$ 27.99

    How Harry S. Truman overcame the doubters, the haters, and the do-nothing congress to recapture the presidency and save America more...

  • Sex, Lies and the Ballot Boxby Philip Cowley; Robert Ford; Daniel Finkelstein

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 16.03

    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… … what emotions really influence where your cross goes on the ballot paper? … whether people are claiming to vote when they haven?t? … which party?s supporters are the kinkiest in bed? In the run-up to the most hotly contested and unpredictable election in a generation, this exhilarating read injects some life back into the... more...