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Politics in an Era of Divided Government

The Election of 1996 and its Aftermath

By Harvey L. Schantz

Routledge – 2010 – 192 pages

Series: Politics and Policy in American Institutions

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    978-0-415-87764-0
    December 16th 2009
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    March 23rd 2001
    Out-of-print

Description

This book describes, explains, and reflects upon the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, devoting equal coverage to three phases of the political process: the major party nominations, the general election, and the subsequent government organization. In doing so, this study links elections and governance.

Contents

Series Editor Foreword, Steven A. Shull; Introduction, Harvey L. Schantz; 1. Some Things Are Predictable: Nominating Dole, Clinton, and Perot, Emmett H. Buell Jr.; 2. Congressional Nominations in 1996: Procedures, Candidates, and Electoral Patterns, Harvey L. Schantz; 3. The Presidential Campaign and Vote in 1996: Job Ratings of Presidents—and Success or Failure at the Polls, Milton C. Cummings Jr.; 4. Strategic Partisan Decisions and Blunted National Outcomes: The 1996 Senate Election Campaign and Vote, Douglas B. Harris; 5. Sideshows and Strategic Separations: The Impact of Presidential year Politics on Congressional Elections, Garrison Nelson; 6. Clinton’s Second Transition: Historic Aspirations Amidst Divided Government, Margaret Jane Wyszomirski; 7. The Irony of the 105th Congress and Its Legacy, Roger H. Davidson and Colton C. Campbell; Epilogue, Harvey L. Schantz.

Author Bio

Harvey L. Schantz is professor of political science at State University of New York, Plattsburgh. He as served as a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and as a Visiting Professor at Yale University. He is the editor of American Presidential Elections: Process, Policy, and Political Change (1996).

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Description: By Harvey L. Schantz. This book describes, explains, and reflects upon the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, devoting equal coverage to three phases of the political process: the major party nominations, the general election, and the subsequent government...
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