Riding the Wave, 2nd Edition
After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains...
Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge
While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over—or even understanding of—what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much needed light on all the...
Published January 23rd 2011 by Routledge
The ground upon which campaigns and elections are contested has been shifting rapidly in the last decade. Radical and ongoing changes to the way elections are administered and campaigns are financed; new approaches to polling, campaign management and advertising, and voter mobilization; and recent...
Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge
A Whole New Ballgame?
So much has changed during the past decade in political campaigning that we can almost say "it's a whole new ball game." This book analyzes the way campaigns were traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred in the last decade. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated...
Published December 19th 2010 by Routledge
Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics
Recognized as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2011! Many people complain about the complex system used to nominate presidents. The system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. Because of the dissatisfaction over the idiosyncrasies of the current system, periodic calls...
Published July 5th 2010 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
How Political Consultants are Reshaping American Democracy, 2nd Edition
Despite all the grassroots citizen activity through online avenues in recent years, it is still true that professional consultants are the ones running elections in the US. The second edition of No Place for Amateurs further explores how consultants are reshaping democracy. Professional consultants...
Published July 16th 2007 by Routledge
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