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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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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.


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 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...


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 Franklin 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...


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...


Presidential Swing States

by Rafael Jacob, David A. Schultz, John J. McGlennon & Christopher W. Larimer et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The 2020 United States presidential race is arguably already over except for about 12 states and 20 counties. If recent presidential election trends are any indication of what will happen in 2020, Democrats...


Insufficient Representation

by Patrick Fisher Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect...


Political Corruption and Democratic Governance

by Jongseok Woo & Eunjung Choi Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Political Corruption and Democratic Governance explores the effects of political corruption on important aspects of democratic governing. Jongseok Woo and Eunjung Choi use a cross-national lens to analyze how...


Participation and Empowerment at the Grassroots: Chinese Village Elections in Perspective

by Gunter Schubert & Anna L. Ahlers Lexington Books (May 16, 2012)

This monograph ties in the scholarly debate on Chinese village elections and their consequences for China’s political system. By critically assessing the recent literature on village elections and drawing...


The Resilient Voter

by Shauna Reilly & Stacy G. Ulbig Lexington Books (February 19, 2018)

The Resilient Voter: Stressful Polling Places and Voting Behavior provides a new perspective on the role voting barriers play, demonstrating that they not only discourage participation but also affect the quality...


Campaign Finance Complexity

by Mary Jo McGowan Shepherd Lexington Books (February 07, 2018)

The campaign finance system regulates campaign contributions and behavior with the intent to eliminate corruption or the potential for corruption in elections. With that goal in mind, state legislators created...


The 2016 Presidential Election

by Kenneth R. Mayer, Richard J. Powell, Amnon Cavari & George Elliott Morris et al. Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

The 2016 Presidential Election: The Causes and Consequences of a Political Earthquake critically analyzes the 2016 presidential election. The chapters in this book identify key factors behind the election of...


Unconventional, Partisan, and Polarizing Rhetoric

by Jeanine E. Kraybill, Ivy A. M. Cargile, Alison Howard & Raul Madrid Jr. et al. Lexington Books (November 14, 2017)

The rhetoric and political communication of the 2016 Presidential Election was arguably unconventional, partisan, and polarizing—becoming a defining characteristic of the tone and feel of the campaign. In...


The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

by Terri L. Towner, Jody C. Baumgartner, Caroline Lego Muñoz & Bethany A. Conway-Silva et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2017)

The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign comprehensively examines how candidates, campaigns, and others used social media and the Internet throughout the 2016 election.


Campaigns That Matter

by Jay Wendland Lexington Books (June 30, 2017)

Every four years Americans are inundated with campaign activities from candidates attempting to become the next president of the United States. An under-researched area of these campaign activities are campaign...


Political Campaign Communication

by Robert E. Denton Jr., Hayley McCarron, Joan L. Conners & William O. Dailey et al. Lexington Books (June 14, 2017)

Political Campaign Communication: Theory, Method, and Practice brings a diversity of issues, topics, and events on political campaign communication around the concepts of theory, method and practice. The volume...


Still Paving the Way for Madam President

by Nichola D. Gutgold Lexington Books (May 24, 2017)

Still Paving the Way for Madam President shows the progress women candidates have made as they have moved from symbolic candidates to viable candidates and in 2016, the Democratic nominee. This study shines...


Unfolding Ambition in Senate Primary Elections

by Aaron S. King Lexington Books (May 30, 2017)

Theories of ambition teach us that elected offices are valuable commodities to certain politicians, and under the right circumstances, the benefits of running for an office outweigh the associated risks. Yet,...


Networked Information Technologies, Elections, and Politics: Korea and the United States

by Jongwoo Han Lexington Books (December 28, 2011)

Jongwoo Han’s Networked Information Technologies, Elections, and Politics: Korea and the United States is a study on the changes that have been occurring in elections, politics, and democratic movements over...


Media Bias in Presidential Election Coverage 1948-2008: Evaluation via Formal Measurement

by David W. D'Alessio Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

In Media Bias in Presidential Election Coverage 1948-2008, Dave D’Alessio employs meta-analytic techniques to examine whether there are partisan biases in coverage of Presidential election campaigns in newspapers,...


Democratic Decision-Making: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by David Lewis Schaefer Lexington Books (February 20, 2012)

Democratic Decision-Making: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives contains eight essays by political scientists, all but one of them previously unpublished, addressing various aspects of the democratic decision-making...


The Roads to Congress 2008

by Ken Hechler, Robert Dewhirst, Robert P. Watson & Margaret E. Banyan et al. Lexington Books (April 13, 2010)

The book offers lively and highly readable case studies of the most intriguing and important congressional races of 2008. Both House and Senate races are included and each case covers the same topics presented...


Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

by Robert E. Denton Jr., Kasie M. Roberson, Janis L. Edwards & Henry C. Kenski et al. Lexington Books (June 14, 2010)

Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign explores issues of identity politics and the presidential election. Investigating all aspects of race, gender or ageism, the contributors to this volume...


Descriptive Elections: Empowering the American Electorate

by Jeanette Morehouse Mendez & Rebekah Herrick Lexington Books (June 23, 2016)

This book presents a theory of descriptive elections that posits that mixed-gender elections see higher voter turnout and voter engagement (lower alienation and indifference and higher interest) as well as greater...


Image and Emotion in Voter Decisions: The Affect Agenda

by Renita Coleman & Denis Wu Lexington Books (March 25, 2015)

This book was designed to make a contribution to our understanding of how and why people make the decisions they do at the polls. Coleman and Wu analyze a decade of research to examine how the media’s image...


Latinas in American Politics: Changing and Embracing Political Tradition

by Leslie A. Navarro, Samantha L. Hernandez, Sharon A. Navarro & John Garcia et al. Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

This volume examines when and how Latinas run for political office at the national and state level. Contributors further this analysis by examining the ways Latinas are covered in the news, how they are compared...


Latinos and the Voting Rights Act: The Search for Racial Purpose

by Henry Flores Lexington Books (March 17, 2015)

This book explores congressional redistricting, the relevance of the Voting Rights Act, and the legal concept of racial purpose, focusing on the role race and racism played in the Texas redistricting process...


Language Assistance under the Voting Rights Act: Are Voters Lost in Translation?

by Shauna Reilly Lexington Books (November 05, 2015)

This book examines the translation of minority language ballots and voter accommodation in state and local elections. It includes a focus on the translation of direct democracy measures as well as the cause...


The Roads to Congress 2014

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin & Jeffrey S. Ashley et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2015)

This book provides sensible analysis of overarching themes (performance of the 113th Congress, voting laws, campaign finance, and use of social media) from the 2014 campaign cycle, as well as case studies of...


Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter

by Donald W. Beachler, Matthew L. Bergbower, Chris Cooper & David F. Damore et al. Lexington Books (October 29, 2015)

This book examines the phenomena of presidential swing states, exploring why some are capable of being decisive in determining who wins the presidency. Students in classes on American Politics and Government,...


Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game

by Melissa M. Smith, Glenda C. Williams, Larry Powell & Gary A. Copeland Lexington Books (June 02, 2010)

Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s...