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  • One United Peopleby Edward Millican

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Federalist and the Constitution, whose cause it defended, were created amid the turmoil of political controversy. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, authors of The Federalist, were not theorists but fervent partisans in a campaign to gain acceptance -- by no means a sure thing at that time -- for the new plan of national government... more...

  • Senatorial Politics and Foreign Policyby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Bipartisanship has become so associated with the conduct of foreign policy that partisanship has virtually been forgotten. In this persuasive study of senatorial politics, Malcolm E. Jewell reasserts the importance of partisanship, arguing that increased party responsibility is the best guarantee for the establishment of sound policy and for the continued... more...

  • Homer Simpson Goes to Washingtonby Joseph J. Foy; Stanley K. Schultz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 21.95

    The modern landscape of American entertainment is filled with commentary on the state of the union. Viewers turn to The Daily Show instead of Fox or CNN, satirical films such as Wag the Dog , cartoons like The Simpsons , or controversial action dramas similar to 24 in order to learn more about current events in the United States. Popular... more...

  • Passing the Buckby Jasmine Farrier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the past thirty years, Congress has dramatically changed its response to unpopular deficit spending. While the landmark Congressional Budget Act of 1974 tried to increase congressional budgeting powers, new budget processes created in the 1980s and 1990s were all explicitly designed to weaken member, majority, and institutional budgeting prerogatives.... more...

  • The Life of the Partiesby Ronald Rapoport; Alan I. McGlennon; John Abramowitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Commentators, especially since the Democratic party reforms following 1968, have expressed serious concerns about the role of party activists in the American political system. Have they become so concerned with ideological purity that they are unable to nominate strong candidates? Are activists loyal only to particular interest groups, with little... more...

  • Kentucky Votesby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    These three volumes of Kentucky election statistics at last make this basic tool of political research easily accessible to scholars, journalists, teachers, political candidates and others interested in primary and general election returns. In Kentucky, as in many other states, these figures have been available only in the Secretary of State's office,... more...

  • Kentucky Votesby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    These three volumes of Kentucky election statistics at last make this basic tool of political research easily accessible to scholars, journalists, teachers, political candidates and others interested in primary and general election returns. In Kentucky, as in many other states, these figures have been available only in the Secretary of State's office,... more...

  • Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American Statesby Anthony Gierzynski

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In a time of increasing campaign costs and decreasing state political party activity, legislative party campaign committees have grown to play a major role in the politics of elections in a large number of American states. Anthony Gierzynski's book focuses on these committees. In this first multi-state analysis, Gierzynski explores the nature and... more...

  • A Season of Inquiryby Loch K. Johnson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The civil rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, Watergate -- rumors and revelations stemming from these and other events provoked in the 1970s a rising clamor against the scope and conduct of American intelligence operations. Finally, in 1975, Congress launched investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation,... more...

  • Political Parties and Primaries in Kentuckyby Penny M. Miller; Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is a study of Kentucky political parties: how they are organized and how they nominate and elect candidates. Because state politics in Kentucky is dominated by the Democratic Party, a major portion of the study is devoted to the Democratic primary candidates, campaign techniques, funding, of elections, and voting patterns. As in other slates,... more...