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  • Cases in Congressional Campaigns

    Split Decision, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio

    This carefully chosen sample of 2018 congressional campaigns provides readers with an account of the campaign battles that took place across the nation for control of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Although Democrats seemed to be poised for a big blue wave of victory following…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04
    Routledge

  • The Undermining of American Democracy

    How Campaign Contributions Corrupt our System and Harm Us All, 1st Edition

    By Clayton D. Peoples

    The public believes that politicians in the US favor special interests over their constituents and that our political institutions have become corrupt—and they are right. A growing body of evidence shows that special interests have disproportionate sway over policy via campaign contributions and…

    Paperback – 2019-09-18
    Routledge

  • Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election?

    7th Edition

    By Stephen J. Wayne

    The 2016 and 2018 elections are over, but looking ahead to the 2019–2020 election cycle, the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a "rigged system," voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06
    Routledge

  • Gaming the System

    Nine Games to Teach American Government through Active Learning, 1st Edition

    By Alexander H Cohen, John Alden, Jonathan J. Ring

    Gaming the System takes an active approach to learning about American government, using novel, exciting, and highly instructive games to help students learn politics by living it. These timeless games are the perfect complement to a core textbook in American government—covering key topics like the…

    Paperback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge

  • The Imperfect Primary

    Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 3rd Edition

    By Barbara Norrander

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So,…

    Paperback – 2019-08-06
    Routledge
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • Political Marketing

    Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition

    By Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Brian Conley, Edward Elder, Robin Pettitt, Vincent Raynauld, André Turcotte

    Substantially revised throughout, the third edition of Political Marketing continues to offer students the most comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field. It provides an accessible but in-depth guide to what political marketing is and how it is used in practice and encourages…

    Paperback – 2019-05-22
    Routledge

  • Why Vote?

    Essential Questions About the Future of Elections in America, 1st Edition

    By Daniel M. Shea

    For nearly 200 years, Americans have pinned the democratic character of their system on elections. In many ways, we have become an election-crazed nation, ever-hoping that the next grand contest or the next great candidate will save the day. But tectonic shifts abound – changes that are distorting…

    Paperback – 2019-03-13
    Routledge

  • Campaigns and Elections American Style

    The Changing Landscape of Political Campaigns, 5th Edition

    Edited by Candice J. Nelson, James A. Thurber

    Following one of the most contentious and surprising elections in US history, the new edition of this classic text demonstrates unequivocally: Campaigns matter. With new and revised chapters throughout, Campaigns and Elections American Style provides a real education in contemporary campaign…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
    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

  • American Government

    Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure, 1st Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been…

    Paperback – 2018-06-12
    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
    Routledge

  • The Interest Group Society

    6th Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Berry, Clyde Wilcox

    Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this widely-used text analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory, enabling readers to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Comprehensive coverage…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge

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