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1-10 of 18 results in Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance
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 1st 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
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
White Voters in 21st Century America
To Be Published June 30th 2014
Voter Perception and Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections
To Be Published July 31st 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