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US Elections Primer FreeBookIt is election time in the US and Routledge has a wide range of offerings for every college course touching upon political parties,candidates,and campaigns. Here we have selected a representative set of chapters from just six of our most popular texts to give you an idea of the quality and variety of the course materials we have available.

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The chapters presented here cover topics of perennial interest and debate: The presidential nominating process, the primary season, the Electoral College, the role of the media,and getting out the vote.The examples provided are drawn from past election cycles (with an emphasis on 2008 and 2012),but many of the same issues and dilemmas are relevant to 2016.

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  • Campaigning for President 2012

    Strategy and Tactics, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Dennis W. Johnson

    In this important and timely volume, Dennis W. Johnson has assembled an outstanding team of political scientists and political professionals to examine one of the fiercest and most closely fought presidential elections of our time. Like its predecessor, Campaigning for President 2008, Campaigning…

    Paperback – 2013-07-08

  • Understanding American Political Parties

    Democratic Ideals, Political Uncertainty, and Strategic Positioning, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    How do parties respond to the electorate and craft winning strategies? In the abstract parties are the vehicles to make democracy work, but it is often difficult to see the process working as well as we think it might. Indeed, voters often struggle to see parties as the valuable vehicles of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-17

  • New Directions in Campaigns and Elections

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen K. Medvic

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-01-06
    New Directions in American Politics

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