American Political Development Products

  • From Confederation to Nation

    The Early American Republic, 1789-1848

    By Jonathan Atkins

    In the era of the Early Republic, Americans determined the meaning of their Revolution and laid the foundation for the United States’ later emergence as a world power. This book provides students with an explanation of the major events and developments of one of the most important periods in…

    Paperback – 2016-02-02 

  • Communication Crisis at Kent State

    A Case Study

    By Phillip K. Tompkins, Elaine Vanden Bout Anderson

    Originally published in 1971. On May 4th, 1970, shots fired by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University were heard around the world. People were either outraged by the killings or outraged at the students. Instant experts rendered the judgment that it was all a problem of communication.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • 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

  • Political Marketing in Retrospective and Prospective

    Edited by Christine B. Williams, Bruce I. Newman

    Political marketing coalesced as a subfield in the mid-1990s, and in 2002 the Journal of Political Marketing began publication. This anniversary collection reviews the existing theory, empirical evidence and practice of political marketing and explores emerging topics and lines of inquiry within…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • 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

  • Federalism, Secession, and the American State

    Divided, We Secede

    By Lawrence M. Anderson

    One important tradition in political science conceives of the Civil War in the United States serving as the functional equivalent of the English and French Revolutions, bringing with it the victory of liberal democratic industrialism over aristocratic agriculturalism. From this perspective, the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Studies in North American Politics

  • Benjamin Franklin

    American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

    By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America

    By James H. Broussard

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
    Democratization Studies

  • US Arms Policies Towards the Shah's Iran

    By Stephen McGlinchey

    This book reconstructs and explains the arms relationship that successive U.S. administrations developed with the Shah of Iran between 1950 and 1979. This relationship has generally been neglected in the extant literature leading to a series of omissions and distortions in the historical record.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-03
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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