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1-10 of 21 results in Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance
Petitioners as a Reflection of Society
The increased use of direct democracy measures across the United States has brought attention to the individual petitioner however their motivations and goals continue to be an enigma. Drawing on behavioral, historical and legal analysis to provide a more concrete depiction of these individuals,...
Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge
Many questions remain unanswered about the observable differences in voting behavior, partisanship, and cultural attitudes among men and women. Latino political participation in the United States is generally lower than the rest of the population, mainly due to their high proportion of youth and...
Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge
Cooperation or Collusion?
Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative behavior in lobbying affect policy making? If democratic participation is good, why do...
Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge
Interests in Transition
Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared...
Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge
The United States is experiencing remarkable demographic changes that are having an important impact on the American electorate. As the minority share of the voting-eligible population continues to grow, the political clout of non-Hispanic whites will further decline. The 2012 election demonstrated...
Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge
Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character...
Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge
Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United
Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited...
Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge
An International View of the White House
In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008...
Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge
The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen...
Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge
Representation at the Intersections
Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state...
Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge
Interfaith Advocacy: The Role of Religious Coalitions in the Political Process
To Be Published July 14th 2015
Social Contract Theory in American Jurisprudence: Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority
To Be Published July 14th 2015
"An Empire of Ideals": The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan
To Be Published July 15th 2015
The Citizenship of Americans Living Abroad: Democracy and Those Who Leave
To Be Published December 1st 2015
The Politics of Skilled Immigration in the United States
To Be Published December 15th 2015