Welcome to the 2013 American Politics Catalog
This catalog contains key textbooks, cutting edge research and titles for professionals, from new and established authors. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.
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Political Development and Institutional Change, 7th Edition
History matters. America’s past is present in all aspects of the contemporary political system. Cal Jillson uses political development and the dynamics of change as a tool to help students understand how politics works now—and how institutions, participation, and policies have evolved over time to...
Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge
Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America
Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness – a centerpiece to the American way of life – through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How...
Published February 27th 2008 by Routledge
As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America’s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between...
Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge
Our understanding of the politics of the presidency is greatly enhanced by viewing it through a developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution. The Development of the American Presidency pays great attention to that historical weight but is organized topically...
Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge
With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to...
Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge
Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the...
Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge
Five Principles in Political Communication
Politics is above all a contest, and the news media are the central arena for viewing that competition. One of the central concerns of political communication has to do with the myriad ways in which politics has an impact on the news media and the equally diverse ways in which the media influences...
Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge
Identity Politics in Twenty-First Century America
Assessing the limits of pluralism, this book examines different types of political inclusion and exclusion and their distinctive dimensions and dynamics. Why are particular social groups excluded from equal participation in political processes? How do these groups become more fully included as...
Published December 19th 2010 by Routledge