A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections : Empowering Democracy in America
- Hardback | 166 pages
- 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 340g
- 30 Nov 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 20 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Tables, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
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21 Nov 2013
30 Nov 2015
27 Apr 2015
03 Feb 2014
06 Feb 2014
19 Aug 2013
02 Dec 2015
27 Apr 2015
Table of contents
- Thomas M. Holbrook, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Jam-packed with crucial information about contemporary politics and elections, this terrific primer should be required reading for serious students and citizens who want to understand the electoral process and back up their opinions with facts."
- Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report and National Journal
"This is not just a guide, but a perceptive, accessible synthesis of politics and political science. It explores the pressures, patterns and motivations that drive our electoral outcomes -- and can change them. It's enlightening, a great read for political junkies, and a good one for any citizen who cares about democracy and each individual's capacity and responsibility to make a difference."
- Robert M. Shrum, University of Southern California; Senior Advisor, Gore 2000 and Kerry 2004
"A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections offers a broad and engaging overview of elections in the U.S. The brief text provides students with a basic overview of electoral politics, situating the discussion in light of important scholarship by political scientists. It also challenges students to engage in a broader discussion about how citizens might engage to improve elections if they are dissatisfied with the current state of democracy in the U.S. A valuable contribution at a time of high levels of cynicism and negativity in politics!"
- Jan Leighley, American University
About Costas Panagopoulos
Aaron C. Weinschenk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he teaches classes on American government and politics, Congress, public policy, urban politics, and statistics. He is an expert on voting behavior, campaigns and elections, mayoral politics, public opinion, and political psychology, and has published over a dozen journal articles in outlets such as Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, State and Local Government Review, Electoral Studies, and Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.