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- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008; US$ 24.95
Polls consistently show that most Americans are progressives at heart. By margins of at least two to one, they we favor affordable healthcare for all, even if it means raising taxes; want federal action to combat global warming; support stricter gun control; don't want Roe vs. Wade overturned; and the list goes on. So why is it so hard for progressive... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 48.30
Here is a newly updated version of the resource that provides your patrons with focused, detailed, and wide-ranging information on national party conventions. Since the first convention was held in 1831, national conventions have been a key step in the U.S. electoral process. Understanding their history and evolving structures is essential to understanding... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 22.95
As the 2008 presidential race dominates political discussion and media coverage worldwide, thousands of lesser-known local contests are being hard-fought in our neighborhoods, cities, and states. Winning Your Election the Wellstone Way is based on the work of Wellstone Action, a leading-edge progressive training center that has instructed thousands... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 54.00
The famous Tip ONeill axiom all politics is local comes alive in this chronicle of Democrat James H. Reads hard-fought but unsuccessfulby 98 votesbid for state legislature in the socially conservative communities of Stearns and Morrison Counties, Minnesota. Read door-knocked 7,500 households during his campaign,... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2005; US$ 166.75
Campaigns are a critical part of the political process in the United States, but until now, reference sources on campaigns have only covered selected parts of the process or have been written for political insiders. The Guide to Political Campaigns in America is the first resource to examine and explain every aspect of campaigns in a manner that satisfies... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00
As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In The Partisan Sort , Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded to this trend?but not, for the most part, by becoming more extreme ourselves. While polarization has filtered down to a small minority of voters, it... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 25.99
Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined... more...
- Encounter Books 2007; US$ 17.95
Why the Democrats are Blue argues that secular, educated elites, using a commission created at the 1968 convention in Chicago and later chaired by Senator George McGovern, took the Democratic Party away from working class and religious Democrats. This quiet revolution helps explain why six of the last nine Democratic presidential candidates have lost.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 31.95
We will never know the precise identity of America's first political consultant. It is likely that candidates were seeking favorable coverage in colonial newspapers as early as 1704; it is also likely that by 1745 candidates were using handbills and pamphlets to augment press coverage of campaigns; and we know that one successful candidate, George... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 84.00
The Republican Party currently enjoys an edge. The advantage can be seen in Congress, state politics, judicial rulings, foreign and domestic policy, party finances, the media, public attitudes, and economic and demographic developments. Yet the Republicans do not seem capable of translating this into a durable electoral majority. Conditions now... more...