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1-10 of 15 results in Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance
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 3rd 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
Science for Citizenship
Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape a democratic temperament. Rather than defending against Intelligent Design as religion,...
Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge
In recent years, political scientists and journalists have taken a great interest in the question of whether the American electorate is "sorting" into communities based on partisan affiliation. That is, there is concern that American communities are becoming increasingly politically homogenous and...
Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge
Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority
Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state’s proper relationship to the individual. Without some objective standard upon which to ground jurisprudence, decisions have moved...
Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge
The Role of Religious Coalitions in the Political Process
Using the historic Minnesota state government shutdown of 2011 as a backdrop, Interfaith Advocacy describes the work of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy group that brings together leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions to advocate on...
Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge
“Suddenly,…All the Truth Was Coming Out”
David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,…All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind...
Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge
The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan
Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic...
Published February 14th 2013 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 November 13th 2012 by Routledge
Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States: Representation at the Intersections
To Be Published December 23rd 2013
The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics
To Be Published December 25th 2013
American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama
To Be Published January 2nd 2014
Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International View of the White House
To Be Published February 9th 2014
Super PAC!: Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United
To Be Published March 1st 2014
White Voters in 21st Century America
To Be Published June 30th 2014
The Politics of Skilled Immigration in the United States
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?
To Be Published November 14th 2014
The Citizenship of Americans Living Abroad: Democracy and Those Who Leave
To Be Published November 30th 2014