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- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
The election of Barack Obama fundamentally changed America's relationship with the outside world. Written by a mix of scholars and practitioners, the chapters cover the entire electoral process and analyze what Obama's victory suggests about the development of America, socially, economically, and in its foreign relations. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, to growing electoral independence of members, and to the impact of the congressional reforms of the 1970s. Yet the 1980s witnessed a strong resurgence of... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2004; US$ 21.75
Comprendre comment le président est élu, assimiler les clés de la vie politique américaine, la nature des enjeux politiques, l'étendue du spectre politique, les spécificités du système électoral en lien avec celles de la société américaine sont les objectifs premiers de cet ouvrage. Pour... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 26.25
Une analyse originale de la présidence rassemblant les dimensions historiques, juridiques et politiques pour expliquer le processus électoral américain, les pouvoirs du président, mais aussi le rôle de ses conseillers, le poids des médias et la symbolique de la fonction présidentielle. Il existe des facteurs déterminants... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99
Top political insider Douglas E. Schoen dissects the failures of modern politics and unveils the practical-minded, citizen-powered solutions that will revive American democracy One of America's foremost political pollsters, Douglas E. Schoen, shows how the electoral system can be mended so that it once again serves and inspires the American people?no... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
Why are our politicians almost universally perceived as liars? What made candidate Bill Clinton's draft record more newsworthy than his policy statements? How did George Bush's masculinity, Ronald Reagan's theatrics with a microphone, and Walter Mondale's appropriation of a Wendy's hamburger ad make or break their presidential campaigns? Ever since... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 25.95 US$ 20.76
With three independent branches, a legislature divided into two houses, and many diverse constituencies, it is remarkable that the federal government does not collapse in permanent deadlock. Yet, this system of government has functioned for well over two centuries, even through such heated partisan conflicts as the national health-care showdown and... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95
Broadcast to tens of millions of Americans, the presidential debates are the Super Bowl of politics. A good performance before the cameras can vault a contender to the front of the pack, while a gaffe spells national embarrassment and can savage a candidacy. The slim margin for error has led the two major parties to seek?and achieve, under the aegis... more...