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Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

by Nina Kasniunas & Daniel M. Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2009)

America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...


Political Conventions

by Allan Bonner Sextant Publishing (October 17, 2014)

Launched in honour of President Obama's inaugural, this book was written during the most remarkable political season in American history. The author visited all major presidential campaign offices in New York...


An Unlikely Candidate: Reflections on My Run for Congress

by Arthur Sr. Lieber eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In 2010, Arthur Lieber ran for Congress in Missouri's 2nd Congressional District when no other Democrat would. Operating on a budget considered minuscule by today's standards, and refusing donations, he ran...


Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House

by Robert E. Denton Jr., John Allen Hendricks, Melissa M. Smith & Eric E. Otenyo et al. Lexington Books (January 14, 2010)

Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign....


Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

by Rebecca Traister Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton...


Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

by Robert E. Denton Jr., Rita Kirk, Kate M. Kenski & Dennis D. Cali et al. Lexington Books (June 04, 2014)

This diverse and unique collection of essays examines the role of communication in various aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign. Topics include the early campaign and Romney’s nomination battle, candidate...


A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

by William L. Benoit Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through...


Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Kehbuma Langmia UPA (December 20, 2013)

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide-array of...


Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock Enigma Books (October 09, 2012)

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.


The Canadian General Election of 1997

by Alan Frizzell & Jon H. Pammett Dundurn (October 01, 1997)

The Canadian General Election of 1997 is a study of the key aspects of the campaign and the election itself. In addition to analyzing each party's campaign, authors examine the role of the media, pollsters,...


Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution

by Jason Gainous & Kevin M. Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2011)

Going beyond theory and guess based forecasts; this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the internet in the American political landscape. Using current election data,...


Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections

by Ronald T. Libby Lexington Books (November 22, 2013)

Ronald T. Libby's Purging the Republican Party examines Tea Party primary campaigns against Republicans including the defeats of Dede Scozzafava in New York and Bob Bennett in Utah, and the election of Marco...


Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson Columbia University Press (December 24, 2013)

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...


Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

by Jason Mattera Threshold Editions (March 23, 2010)

In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a generation.

For an entire year, otherwise clear-thinking members of the most affluent, over-educated, information-drenched generation in American history fell prey to the...


The Emerging Democratic Majority

by John B. Judis & Ruy Teixeira Scribner (August 27, 2002)

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD

Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic,...


The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence

by Sean Richey, Ikeda Ken'ichi, Sarah Brosnan & J. Benjamin Taylor Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Social networking lies at the heart of a number of fascinating political questions and social concerns, including citizen competence, social movements, and voter mobilization. In The Social Basis of the Rational...


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Grounding Leadership Ethics in African Diaspora and Election Rights

by Jean-Pierre K. Bongila Lexington Books (October 10, 2013)

The book exemplifies a comprehensive process of decision making from which various ethical leaders and particularly learners of leadership can find inspiration when facing such complex dilemmas as that of whether...


Don't Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns

by Benjamin S. Schoening & Eric T. Kasper Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

The book discusses the use of music in presidential campaigns and the factors that have caused changes to occur (1) within the music used by campaigns and(2) music developed independent of those campaigns. The...


The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2008)

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.


Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics

by Stephen Ward, David Taras, Diana Owen & Richard Davis et al. Lexington Books (March 13, 2008)

This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the Internet in elections. It examines the role of context in shaping candidate and party usage of the Internet in democratic electoral systems.


Choosing Our Choices: Debating the Presidential Nominating Process

by James W. Davis & Robert E. DiClerico Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2000)

Probably no feature of the American political system has been subject to more sustained criticism over the last twenty-five years than the process by which we choose our presidents. In Choosing Our Choices,...


The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle

by William J. Miller, Brian Arbour, David F. Damore & Kenneth J. Retzl et al. Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

In this volume, we assess how the 2012 GOP nomination cycle is indicative of just how the Republican Party has become, in the words of pundit Cuck Warren, a “Mad Men Party in a Modern Family World.”


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan Lexington Books (October 08, 2008)

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


The Dynamic Dominion: Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945-1980

by Frank B. Atkinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 21, 2006)

The Dynamic Dominion tells the dramatic story of Virginia's political transformation from the Second World War to the Reagan Revolution. The cradle of American democracy - and thus of the democratic movement...


The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E. Crew Jr. & Slater Bayliss UPA (August 12, 2013)

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...


Dancing without Partners: How Candidates, Parties, and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign

by David B. Magleby, Quin J. Monson & Kelly D. Patterson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2006)

Dancing without Partners intensively analyzes the relationships among candidates, political parties, and interest groups under the BCRA's new regulations in the 2004 election cycle in five battleground states....


Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections

by Michael John Burton & Daniel M. Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2002)

The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'-a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise...


DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell Skyhorse (May 01, 2013)

DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions and political action committees....


The Financiers of Congressional Elections: Investors, Ideologues, and Intimates

by Peter L. Francia, John C. Green, Paul S. Herrnson & Lynda W. Powell et al. Columbia University Press (November 26, 2003)

Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more...


Destiny Calling: How the People Elected Barack Obama

by Charles M. Madigan Ivan R. Dee (October 16, 2009)

Emphasizing the revealing experiences of representative Americans from around the country, who tell how the previous eight years of failed policies shaped their personal fate and prompted them to vote for a...


The Roads to Congress 2012

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman, Holly L. Peterson & William K. Hall et al. Lexington Books (June 16, 2013)

The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively...


Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

by , The Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government & Harvard University Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2009)

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers...


Representation: Elections and Beyond

by Jack H. Nagel & Rogers M. Smith University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions,...


Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy

by James O'Keefe Threshold Editions (June 18, 2013)

In this New York Times bestseller, controversial ambush journalist James O’Keefe takes a hard-hitting look at how the media and government conspire to protect the status quo: “A spine-tingling, true crime...


Condi vs. Hillary

by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Who will be president in 2008? Many believe that the White House is Hillary Clinton's to lose. As long-time strategists Dick Morris and Eileen McGann reveal in Condi vs. Hillary, however, Hillary's plans for...


Misunderestimated

by Bill Sammon HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A riveting portrait of President Bush as he broadens the war on terror overseas—and plunges into high-stakes political battles at home

"They misunderestimated me," George W. Bush famously remarked on the eve...


We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States

by Jo Freeman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2008)

In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide...


Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012

by The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2013)

In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2012 race for the Republican nomination and general election, guiding us through each...


The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

by Jeremy D. Walling, William J. Miller, Shannon Jenkins & Jason Casellas et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements...


Women, the State, and War: A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism

by Joyce P. Kaufman & Kristen P. Williams Lexington Books (December 24, 2007)

Women, the State, and War uses a comparative case study approach to explore the theoretical foundations for the ways that citizenship, nationalism, and marriage are gendered.


Stagecraft and Statecraft: Advance and Media Events in Political Communication

by Dan Schill Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

This book examines media events and advance in political communication from Kennedy through Obama by exploring the way media events are conceived and staged, the strategy and tactics advance staffers use to...


Nigeria's Critical Election: 2011

by John A. Ayoade & Adeoye A. Akinsanya Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

Nigeria's Critical Election is an analytical exposition of the salient constitutional and political issues by Nigerian scholars who have studied, lived through, and taught those issues over the years. It offers...


Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions

by Akanmu G. Adebayo, Samy S. Gerges, Joseph Kingsley Adjei & Judith S. K. Achoka et al. Lexington Books (August 31, 2012)

This book explores the nascent and complex terrain of democratization and peaceful political transitions in Africa. It analyzes major election-related conflicts across the continent, explains their root causes...


The KMT Returns to Power: Elections in Taiwan, 2008-2012

by John F. Copper Lexington Books (November 08, 2012)

This book focuses on the KMT’s reputation for economic management, democratization, and good leadership that made its return to power in 2008 possible. The opposition Democratic Progressive Party’s corruption...


Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

by Gaston Espinosa Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2008)

The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and...


Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy

by Stanley A. Renshon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2009)

Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote...


The Roads to Congress 2010

by Sean D. Foreman, Robert Dewhirst, William K. Hall & E Scott Adler et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

The Roads to Congress 2010 follows the path of seven House and six Senate races from inception to election postmortem. The book provides an array of case studies of important 2010 congressional races which collectively...


47 Percent

by David Corn William Morrow (October 09, 2012)

From the reporter who broke the Romney video story, 47 Percent reveals for the first time the dramatic tale of how David Corn, Washington Bureau chief at Mother Jones, MSNBC analyst and author of the New York...