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New Directions in American Politics

The Routledge series New Directions in American Politics is composed of contributed volumes covering key areas of study in the field of American politics and government. Each title provides a state-of-the-art overview of current trends in its respective subfield, with an eye toward cutting edge research accessible to undergraduate students. While the volumes reflect all the main topics of relevant study, rather than cover the dry "nuts and bolts" of the subject they instead engage readers through intriguing puzzles and relevant questions that tie into your syllabus. The most recent scholarship, real-world controversies, and theoretical debates come alive in these volumes, getting students excited about the same issues that animate scholars.

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  1. New Directions in Interest Group Politics

    Edited by Matt Grossmann

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    Reflecting cutting edge scholarship but written for undergraduates, New Directions in Interest Group Politics will help students think critically about influence in the American political system. There is no shortage of fear about "the special interests" in American political debate, but reliable...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. New Directions in American Politics

    Edited by Raymond J. La Raja

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    New Directions in American Politics introduces students not just to how the American political system works but also to how political science works. La Raja brings together top scholars to write original essays across the standard curriculum of American government and politics, capturing...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. New Directions in Media and Politics

    Edited by Travis N. Ridout

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    The field of media and politics is quickly changing as society transforms and new technologies develop continuously. Academic research in the area is rapidly breaking new ground to keep pace with the prolific media developments. This innovative, up-to-date text moves beyond rudimentary concepts and...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. New Directions in Judicial Politics

    Edited by Kevin T. McGuire

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. New Directions in Public Opinion

    Edited by Adam J. Berinsky

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the...

    Published August 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. New Directions in Congressional Politics

    Edited by Jamie L. Carson

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    As the U.S. Congress has steadily evolved, so too has our understanding of the institution. New Directions in Congressional Politics offers an accessible overview of the current developments in our understanding of America’s legislative branch. Jamie L. Carson helps students bridge the gap between...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. New Directions in Campaigns and Elections

    Edited by Stephen K. Medvic

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    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

  8. New Directions in the American Presidency

    Edited by Lori Cox Han

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    The study of the American presidency, both as a political institution and the men who have held the office, is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. New Directions in American Political Parties

    Edited by Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    Our portraits of voters, their relationship to parties, and the behavior of elected party members have changed significantly within the last 10 to 15 years. Characterizations of dealignment and decreased importance of parties have been fairly rapidly replaced by a focus on party polarization....

    Published April 11th 2010 by Routledge

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