New and Published Books
1-10 of 20 results in Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance
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 9th 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 8th 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 3rd 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 16th 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 24th 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 13th 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 15th 2013 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 December 13th 2013 by Routledge
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive Elections and Democracy in America, Heather Evans closely examines the debate over...
Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge
The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress
This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually...
Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge
Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?
To Be Published December 17th 2014
Direct Democracy in the United States: Petitioners as a Reflection of Society
To Be Published January 8th 2015
The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics
To Be Published February 16th 2015