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  • Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

    Activism, Big Data, and Dark Money, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    In view of the 2016 US election season, the second edition of this book analyzes the way political campaigns have been traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred since 2012. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated techniques of modern campaigning—micro-targeting,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 

  • Political Campaigns in the United States

    By Richard K. Scher

    This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 

  • Getting to 67

    The Post-Cold War Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification

    By Patrick Homan

    All four post-Cold War presidents have attempted to negotiate and ratify at least one major arms control agreement. However, their experiences with arms control treaty ratification have differed greatly from those of their Cold War predecessors. The main theme of this book is that domestic politics…

    Hardback – 2015-12-24 

  • Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy

    By Pierre Orelus

    This book critically examines Obama’s presidency and legacy, especially in regard to race, inequality, education, and political power. Orelus depicts an “interest convergence factor” that led many White liberals and the corporate media to help Obama get elected in 2008 and 2012. He assesses Obama’s…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • What Happened to the Republican Party?

    And What It Means for American Presidential Politics

    By John Kenneth White

    The Grand Old Party—once moderate and even magnanimous—has fallen into a prison of its own making when it comes to presidential politics. Republicans may be having a heyday in the Congress but their prospects for the 2016 presidential election aren’t great—and won’t improve unless and until they…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27

  • "An Empire of Ideals"

    The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

    By Justin D. Garrison

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 8th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Features of this Innovative Text The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

  • American Identity in the Age of Obama

    Edited by Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country’s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an event foreseen by…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Development of the American Presidency

    2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Ellis

    A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding beyond the current…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations

    The Competition for Leadership

    By Wayne P. Steger

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential…

    Paperback – 2015-04-08
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Presidential Leadership and African Americans

    "An American Dilemma" from Slavery to the White House

    By George R. Goethals

    Presidential Leadership and African Americans examines the leadership styles of eight American presidents and shows how the decisions made by each affected the lives and opportunities of the nation’s black citizens. Beginning with George Washington and concluding with the landmark election of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-01
    LEADERSHIP: Research and Practice

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