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Elections

  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • Australia's Political Systemby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The rise of minor parties and independent politicians in recent Australian elections has shifted the balance of power. Major political parties and voters now contend with a complex political landscape involving special interests and preference deals. This book explains the structure and functions of Australia’s government and how voting systems... more...

  • Presidential Lotteryby James A. Michener; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 12.95

    In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential elector in Pennsylvania. What he witnessed that fall disturbed him so much that he felt compelled to expose the very real potential... more...

  • Report of the County Chairmanby James A. Michener; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County,... more...

  • Comparing Democraciesby Lawrence LeDuc; Richard G. (Gene) Niemi; Pippa Norris

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 50.00

    Taking a global, comparative look at voting and elections, this Fourth Edition has new chapters on authoritarian elections and regime change, electoral integrity, and voting behaviour more...

  • The Internet and National Electionsby Randolph Kluver; Nicholas Jankowski; Kirsten Foot; Steven M. Schneider

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume provides a comparative analysis of the use of the World Wide Web in countries around the world for political campaign purposes. Drawing upon a common conceptual framework - the ?Web sphere,? and a shared methodological approach called Web feature analysis - in order to examine how the Internet is used by a variety of political actors... more...

  • A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisementsby William L. Benoit

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through 2012, ads from third party candidates, ads for governor and congress, and ads from foreign countries. It examines trends in political advertising... more...

  • Lincoln's Campaign Biographiesby Thomas A. Horrocks

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    During the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaigns, Abraham Lincoln was the subject of over twenty campaign biographies. In this innovative study, Thomas A. Horrocks examines the role that these publications played in shaping an image of Lincoln that would resonate with voters and explores the vision of Lincoln that the biographies crafted, the changes... more...

  • Democratic Theorists in Conversationby Jean-Paul Gagnon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Democracy has changed considerably in recent years to the extent that our contemporary understanding differs greatly from long-held democratic values. In this collection, renowned democratic theorists from Noam Chomsky to Francis Fukuyama give their thoughts on 'new democratic theory' and its implications for the study and practice of democracy. more...

  • November's Gladiatorsby Terry Baxter

    Langdon Street Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Terry Baxter gives us a peek under the flap of the tent we call a national political campaign-hilarious, intense, exhausting, and ultimately rewarding.- Bill Brock, former U.S. Senator, U.S. Trade Representative, Secretary of Labor, and Chairman of the Republican National Committee. An elite team from the White House staff travels ahead of the president... more...