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Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance


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Presidential Rhetoric and Indian Policy From Nixon to the Present

Presidential Rhetoric and Indian Policy: From Nixon to the Present

1st Edition

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By Anne F. Boxberger Flaherty
December 23, 2022

Presidential Rhetoric and Indian Policy explores and analyzes the dynamics of presidential rhetoric on Native peoples and issues from Nixon to the present. Covering Presidents Washington through Johnson in an overview before turning to focus on the modern era of self-determination, Anne Flaherty ...

A Democracy That Works How Working-Class Power Defines Liberal Democracy in the United States

A Democracy That Works: How Working-Class Power Defines Liberal Democracy in the United States

1st Edition

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By Stephen Amberg
November 25, 2022

A Democracy That Works argues that rather than corporate donations, Republican gerrymandering, and media manipulation, the conservative ascendancy reflects the changes in how work is governed that have disempowered workers. Using six historical case studies from the emergence of the New Deal, and ...

The Generational Gap in American Politics

The Generational Gap in American Politics

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By Patrick Fisher
September 30, 2022

This book examines the history of the generational gap in American politics, with an emphasis on the remarkable contemporary gap. Using data derived primarily from the American National Election Studies (ANES), 2020 National Election Pool, A.P VoteCast, and the Pew Research Center, Patrick Fisher ...

A Tale of Two Parties Living Amongst Democrats and Republicans Since 1952

A Tale of Two Parties: Living Amongst Democrats and Republicans Since 1952

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By Kenneth Janda
September 26, 2022

Since 1952, the social bases of the Democratic and Republican parties have undergone radical reshuffling. At the start of this period southern Blacks favored Lincoln’s Republican Party over suspect Democrats, and women favored Democrats more than Republicans. In 2020 these facts have been...

Homeland Insecurity Terrorism, Mass Shootings and the Public

Homeland Insecurity: Terrorism, Mass Shootings and the Public

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By Ann Gordon, Kai Hamilton Gentry
September 26, 2022

In this book, Ann Gordon and Kai Hamilton Gentry expertly illuminate how the public has a role to play in ensuring its own security.Recent terror attacks and mass shootings in the United States have added urgency to the need for research on terrorism, the public’s understanding of the precursors of...

Pop-Up Civics in 21st Century America Understanding the Political Potential of Placemaking

Pop-Up Civics in 21st Century America: Understanding the Political Potential of Placemaking

1st Edition

By Ryan Salzman
June 30, 2022

How people associate and engage in politics in the 21st century is notably different from similar behaviors in the 20th century. Ryan Salzman examines the political potential of placemaking, an increasingly popular set of behaviors that were unfamiliar to the American public until the last two ...

Religion, Race, and Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism

Religion, Race, and Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism

1st Edition

Edited By Gaston Espinosa
September 30, 2021

This book demonstrates how Barack Obama charted a new course for Democrats by staking out claims among moderate-conservative faith communities and emerged victorious in the presidential contest, in part by promoting a new Democratic racial-ethnic and religious pluralism....

Interest Group Design The Foundation and Evolution of Common Cause

Interest Group Design: The Foundation and Evolution of Common Cause

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By Marcie L. Reynolds
June 12, 2019

In Interest Group Design, Marcie L. Reynolds examines the evolution of Common Cause, the first national government reform lobby. Founded in 1970 by John W. Gardner, the organization gained influence with Congress and established an organizational culture that lasted several decades. External and ...

Removal of the Property Qualification for Voting in the United States Strategy and Suffrage

Removal of the Property Qualification for Voting in the United States: Strategy and Suffrage

1st Edition

By Justin Moeller, Ronald F. King
August 14, 2018

In Colonial America, democracy was centered in provincial assemblies and based on the collection of neighbors whose freehold ownership made them permanent stakeholders in the community. The removal of the property qualification for voting in the United States occurred over three-quarters of a ...

Public Debt and the Common Good Philosophical and Institutional Implications of Fiscal Imbalance

Public Debt and the Common Good: Philosophical and Institutional Implications of Fiscal Imbalance

1st Edition

By James Odom
July 19, 2018

The American national debt stands at $20.49 trillion as of January 2018, or roughly $63,000 for every person in the United States. The national debt has grown six-fold in the past 25 years, and borrowing only has accelerated in recent administrations. What are the factors driving such unrestrained ...

Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process Front-Loading's Consequences and the National Primary Solution

Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process: Front-Loading's Consequences and the National Primary Solution

1st Edition

By Lisa K. Parshall
June 14, 2018

The 2020 presidential selection process is already underway. As the political parties finalize their nominating rules and the states jostle for an advantageous contest date, potential challengers are being identified and sized up by party insiders. Once again, media and popular attention will be ...

Congressional Communication in the Digital Age

Congressional Communication in the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Jocelyn Evans, Jessica M. Hayden
July 11, 2017

Communication defines political representation. At the core of the representational relationship lies the interaction between principal and agent; the quality of this relationship is predicated upon the accessibility of effective channels of communication between the constituent and representative....

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