Key Titles in the 2018 Politics and International Relations Supplementary Reading catalog

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American Politics & Government

  • In Defense of the United States Constitution

    1st Edition

    By Robert S. Singh

    Constitutional reform is a topic of perennial academic debate, perhaps now more than ever amid sharp polarization in the electorate and government. At once a cogent, new contribution to the scholarly literature and appropriate for American politics and government students, this book mounts a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-11
    Routledge

  • Presidents and the Media

    The Communicator in Chief, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    Is Donald Trump’s "War on the Media" new news, fake news, or business as usual? Presidents have always "used" the media and felt abused by it. Tried and true vehicles such as press conferences, routine speeches and the State of the Union address have served presidents’ interests and received…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Herding Cats in the Modern Era, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colton C. Campbell

    Unlike leadership in the House of Representatives, the nature of Senate leadership continues to remain a mystery to so many. Due to the absence of an "operator’s manual," leaders have had to use their individual skills, intelligence, and personalities to lead the Senate, which means they each have…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Governing the Military

    1st Edition

    By Andrew L. Stigler

    A military is the most significant tool of a nation’s foreign policy, and (hopefully) the tool of last resort. Yet the control a civilian leader has over the military is, in many respects, an encumbered and fractured control. The military’s organizational culture, role in society, size, and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Interpreting Congressional Elections

    The Curious Case of the Incumbency Effect, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    The increase in the "incumbency effect" has long dominated as a research focus and as a framework for interpreting congressional elections. This important new book challenges the empirical claim that incumbents are doing better and the research paradigm that accompanied the claim. It also offers an…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge

  • The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States

    1st Edition

    By Douglas D. Roscoe

    The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States explores the ways in which the American political system fails to fully respect political equality. Douglas D. Roscoe argues these deficiencies are not necessarily failures of justice, but often reflect attempts to balance important but…

    Paperback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge

  • The Demise and Rebirth of American Third Parties

    Poised for Political Revival?, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Tamas

    Virtually all academic books on American third parties in the last half-century assume that they have largely disappeared. This book challenges that orthodoxy by explaining the (temporary) decline of third parties, demonstrating through the latest evidence that they are enjoying a resurgence, and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22
    Routledge

  • The Feeling, Thinking Citizen

    Essays in Honor of Milton Lodge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Lavine, Charles S. Taber

    This book is an appreciation of the long and illustrious career of Milton Lodge. Having begun his academic life as a Kremlinologist in the 1960s, Milton Lodge radically shifted gears to become one of the most influential scholars of the past half century working at the intersection of psychology…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Psychology

  • Presidential Communication and Character

    White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump, 1st Edition

    By Stephen J. Farnsworth

    This book traces the evolution of White House news management during America’s changing media environment over the past two decades. Comparing and contrasting the communication strategies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, it demonstrates the difficulty that all…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge

  • Trumping Ethical Norms

    Teachers, Preachers, Pollsters, and the Media Respond to Donald Trump, 1st Edition

    Edited by L. Sandy Maisel, Hannah E. Dineen

    Questions of ethics and politics have a long tradition in the classroom as well as the political world. Those who act in the political realm—including the media, political strategists and consultants, educators, and religious leaders—are in professions for which a clear code of conduct or an…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
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  • Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    Power, Domination, and the Courts, 1st Edition

    By Scott E. Lemieux, David J. Watkins

    For decades, the question of judicial review’s status in a democratic political system has been adjudicated through the framework of what Alexander Bickel labeled "the counter-majoritarian difficulty." That is, the idea that judicial review is particularly problematic for democracy because it…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Presidential Leadership and National Security

    The Obama Legacy and Trump Trajectory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard S. Conley

    This book assesses the foreign policy legacy of the Obama administration through the lens of national security and leadership. Timely, accessible chapters authored by leading scholars of presidential and international politics cover White House-Cabinet relations; Congress and War Powers; challenges…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge

  • Regulating Judicial Elections

    Assessing State Codes of Judicial Conduct, 1st Edition

    By C. Scott Peters

    State judicial elections are governed by a unique set of rules that enforce longstanding norms of judicial independence by limiting how judicial candidates campaign. These rules have been a key part of recent debates over judicial elections and have been the subject of several U.S. Supreme Court…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Varieties of Legal Order

    The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F. Burke, Jeb Barnes

    Across the globe, law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy, and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st century governance…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Winning the Presidency 2016

    1st Edition

    Edited by William J. Crotty

    The presidential election of 2016 was unlike any in modern American history. Donald Trump, a successful businessman, well known reality television host and a political novice with no clear policy views or political attachments, ran for the presidency. His opponent was Hillary Clinton, a candidate…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Campaigning for President 2016

    Strategy and Tactics, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Dennis W. Johnson, Lara M. Brown

    Coming out of one of the most contentious elections in history, Dennis Johnson and Lara Brown have assembled an outstanding team of authors to examine one of the fiercest and most closely fought presidential elections of our time. Like the 2008 and 2012 editions of Campaigning for President, the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge

  • (S)electing the President

    The Perils of Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Michael L. Mezey

    Selecting political leaders by popular election is an unquestioned hallmark of representative democracies—the institutional manifestation of Lincoln’s promise of a government of the people and by the people. But in 2016, Lincoln’s promise seems to have given way to Hamilton’s nightmare—with his…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
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  • White Voters in 21st Century America

    1st Edition

    By George Hawley

    The United States is experiencing remarkable demographic changes that are having an important impact on the American electorate. As the minority share of the voting-eligible population continues to grow, the political clout of non-Hispanic whites will further decline. The 2012 election demonstrated…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

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