Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections

Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections

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For courses in Campaigns and Elections, Parties and Elections, or as a supplement for American Government.This collection of 21 essays covers the seven crucial areas needed for students to understand the study of campaigns and elections. Written by the top scholars in this area, the text also includes headnotes for each discussion and a brief biography of the contributing authors.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153.4 x 228.3 x 15.7mm | 398.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130400300
  • 9780130400307

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Chapter 1: The Nominating Process. . Divisive Primaries and Democratic Party Electoral Prospects, James I. Lengle, Diana Owen, Molly W. Sonner, The Caucus/Convention System: A Tradition Worth Preserving, James W. Davis Overview: A Quarter-Century of Direct Democracy in Presidential Nomination Campaigns: What's The Verdict? John Haskell.Chapter 2: Money and Campaigns. The Presidency: Not For Sale, Michael Roginson, Clyde Wilcox, and Paul Marshall. The Limits of Campaign Spending Limits, Stanley C. Brubaker. Overview : New Realities, New Thinking, The Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform, Citizens' Research Foundation.Chapter 3: The Media and Campaigns. There They Go Again: Media Coverage of Campaign '96, S. Robert Lichter and Richard E. Noyes. TV Ad Wars: How to Cut Advertising Costs in Political Campaigns, Fred Wertheimer. Overview: In Defense of Negative Campaigning, William G. Mayer.Chapter 4: Voting: The Matter of Turnout. Voter Turnout in U.S. Presidential Elections: A Historical View and Some Speculation, Peter F. Nardulli, Jon K. Dalager, and Donald E. Greco. Compulsory Voting Is the Best Way to Keep Democracy Strong, Arend Liphart. Overview: Just How Much Difference Does Turnout Really Make? Ruy Teixeira.Chapter 5: The Voting Decision. Theories of Voting, Martin P. Wattenberg. Scholars Misinterpret the Data About Independent Voters, Raymond E. Wolfinger. Overview: Discourse and the Voting Decision, Marion R. Just, Ann N. Crigler, Dean E. Alger, Timothy E. Cook, Montagne Kern, and Darrell West.Chapter 6: Voting: A Macro-Level View. 1996 Vote; The "No Majority" Realignment Continues, Everett Carll Ladd. Ideological Realignment in the U.S. Electorate, Alan I. Abramowitz and Kyle L. Saunders. Overview: The Passing of Realignment and The Advent of the "Base-Less" Party System, Daniel M. Shea.Chapter 7: Parties, Elections, and Governance. Myth of the Presidential Mandate, Robert A. Dahl. Parliamentary Government in the United States? Gerald M. Pomper. Overview: The Causes and Consequences of Divided Government: Lessons of 1992-1994, Morris P. Florina.show more

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