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  1. The Politics of Skilled Immigration in the United States

    By Maryam T. Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Immigration policy in the U.S. has been a prominent research topic recently, but thus far congressional policy on the H-1B visa has not been studied in-depth. A non-immigrant visa, H-1B allows foreign workers to be temporarily employed in the U.S. This project examines the congressional politics...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. White Voters in 21st Century America

    By George Hawley

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  3. Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections

    By David B. Holian, Charles L. Prysby

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  4. Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  5. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

    An International View of the White House

    Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Clare Frances Elliott

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  6. American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama

    By Stephen Brooks

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  7. Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  8. The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

    By Christina E. Bejarano

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  9. Competitive Elections and Democracy in America

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Heather K. Evans

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

  10. Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition
    By Heath Brown
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  2. The Citizenship of Americans Living Abroad: Democracy and Those Who Leave
    By Katya C. Long
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  3. Social Process of Lobbying: Cooperation or Collusion?
    By John C. Scott
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  4. Direct Democracy in the United States: Petitioners as a Reflection of Society
    Edited by Shauna Reilly, Ryan M. Yonk
    To Be Published January 9th 2015

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