Players and Processes
Stephen Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections, second edition, addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracy—both the processes that constitute campaigns and elections and the players who are involved. In addition to this balanced coverage on process and actors, it also...
To Be Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge
The Expectations Trap and Its Threat to Democracy
Politicians are reviled. From jokes on late-night TV talk shows to radio show rants and from public opinion polls to ubiquitous conventional wisdom—politicians are among the most despised professional class in modern society. Drawing on seminal work in political science, Stephen K. Medvic...
Published December 16th 2012 by Routledge
The ground upon which campaigns and elections are contested has been shifting rapidly in the last decade. Radical and ongoing changes to the way elections are administered and campaigns are financed; new approaches to polling, campaign management and advertising, and voter mobilization; and recent...
Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge