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Elections

  • Democratizing Inequalitiesby Caroline W. Lee; Michael McQuarrie; Edward T. Walker; Craig Calhoun

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Opportunities to ?have your say,? ?get involved,? and ?join the conversation? are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere.... more...

  • France after 2012by Gabriel Goodliffe; Riccardo Brizzi

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    In May 2012, French voters rejected the liberalizing policies of Nicolas Sarkozy and elected his opponent, the Socialist Francois Hollande, president. In June 2012, the incumbent president's center-right UMP party was swept out of government in the ensuing parliamentary elections, giving way to a new center-left majority in the National Assembly.... more...

  • Navigating Gendered Terrainby Kelly Dittmar

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    From the presidential level down, men and women who run for political office confront different electoral realities. In her probing study, Navigating Gendered Terrain, Kelly Dittmar investigates how gender influences the campaign strategy and behavior of candidates today. Concurrently, she shows how candidates' strategic and tactical decisions can... more...

  • 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...

  • Mapping Mass Mobilizationby Olga Onuch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Through a paired comparison of two moments of mass mobilization, in Ukraine and Argentina, focusing on the role of different actors involved, this text maps out a multi?layered sequence of events leading up to mass mobilization. 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...

  • Convenience Voting and Technologyby Claire M. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    One of modern democracy's biggest challenges is the overseas voter.This book is the first of its kind to explore the issues of military and overseas voting, an often neglected voting bloc, by investigating the successfulness of overseas voting initiatives, technologies, and policy efforts. 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...