Category: Elections

  • Download E-books The Values Campaign?: The Christian Right And the 2004 Elections (Religion and Politics) PDF

    By John Clifford Green, Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox

    The Christian correct by no means ceases to shock expert observers of yankee politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many anticipated that the circulate could play much less of a task within the 2004 elections. but if go out polls pronounced that "moral values" have been the main as a rule mentioned explanation for presidential vote selection, pundits instantly proclaimed the significance of the "values vote." but the position of the Christian correct, of statewide referenda on same-sex marriage, and of spiritual mobilization remained the topic of discussion. "The Values crusade? The Christian correct and the 2004 Elections" reaches way past the moment analyses of the post-election interval to supply an review of the function of the non secular correct in 2004. The participants to this quantity are one of the prime students of faith and politics within the usa, and lots of have contributed for over a decade to ongoing discussions of the position performed by way of the spiritual correct in nationwide elections. The authors think of nationwide mobilization and matters, and in addition discover the function of the Christian correct in particular states. Their reviews contend that the "values crusade" was once no longer an aberration yet a constant trend of nationwide politics, and that ethical traditionalism will most probably stay a major factor in destiny elections. A well timed learn of the 2004 elections, this quantity will attract students and observers of electoral politics, kingdom politics, and faith and politics.
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  • Download E-books Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions PDF

    By Jody C. Baumgartner

    Many scholars enhance misinformed critiques concerning the American electoral procedure. Conventional knowledge and American Elections: Exploding Myths and Misconceptions debunks many of the extra universal misunderstandings that experience arisen concerning the electoral strategy some time past few a long time. This booklet engages scholars in elections and politics and teaches them to guage details like a political scientist. The 3rd variation seems to be ahead to the 2016 election with new, extra modern myths addressed and a brand new bankruptcy on voter fraud and identification.
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  • Download E-books Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History PDF

    By John Dickerson

    From Face the state moderator and Slate columnist John Dickerson come the tales in the back of the tales of the main memorable moments in American presidential crusade history.

    The stakes are excessive. The characters choked with striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a competition for regulate of energy within the strongest state on the earth. The conflict of rules has a transparent finish, with winners and losers, and alongside the way in which there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze applicants into emergency motion, frantic greedy, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist positioned it, "Campaigns are like conflict with out bullets."

    WHISTLESTOP tells the human tale of worried gambits hatched in first-floor resort rooms, disasters of will earlier than the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. on the bar on the finish of a crusade day, those are the tales journalists rehash for themselves and enhance for rookies. as well as the typical stories, WHISTLESTOP additionally recollects the forgotten tales concerning the bruising and reckless campaigns of the 19th century whilst the fighters believed the results incorporated the destiny of the republic itself. the most modern-feeling parts of the yankee presidential crusade have been born earlier than the roads have been paved and electrical lighting fixtures lit the conference halls-or there have been conference halls in any respect.

    WHISTLESTOP is a trip in the course of the American crusade heritage with considered one of its so much enthusiastic conductors guiding you thru the landmarks alongside the way.

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  • Download E-books Election Studies: What's Their Use? PDF

    Academic experiences of elections should not within the enterprise of predicting results. they're within the company of explaining them. the simplest experiences deal with vote casting facts as uncooked fabric with which to discover socio-psychological approaches comparable to person decision-making and such resources of impression as concerns, character, media, socio-economic historical past, and get together loyalty. The ebb and circulate of ideologies and the comparative workings of alternative political platforms are center themes on which election experiences shed gentle. in retrospect on greater than fifty years of vote casting learn, a few of its significant practitioners and critics mirror the following on what has--and has not--been accomplished.
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  • Download E-books The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japan PDF

    This e-book bargains with the general public policy-making strategy in modern Japan attesting a brand new dictum: 'The a variety of levels of the coverage strategy reason politics'. The analytical concentration is threefold: encompassing the policy-making approach at the nationwide point; elections and the policy-making strategy; and the local coverage and decision-making. those analyses provide a few unique and comparative facts on jap politics. This booklet additionally attempts to interpret the fundamental development of eastern politics, which contributes to a transparent knowing of the dynamic points of the political procedure and political economic climate after the second one global warfare.
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  • Download E-books To the Bitter End: The Dramatic Story of the Fall of John Howard and the Rise of Kevin Rudd PDF

    2007 used to be a 12 months to recollect in Australian politics. It observed the dramatic fall of John Howard and the unforeseen upward push of Kevin Rudd. It observed the Liberal get together buckle below the inertia of incumbency and the exertions social gathering locate new self-discipline and effort. It additionally observed the union flow on the heart of 1 of the simplest and robust political crusade the rustic has ever noticeable. With extraordinary entry to the most important gamers and numerous hours of exclusive interviews, Peter Hartcher finds how Kevin Rudd secretly solid his alliance with Julia Gillard to topple Kim Beazley. He exposes the best way Labor's factions intimidated Rudd. He lays naked the raging, endless fight among John Howard and Peter Costello for keep an eye on of the nationwide price range. And he explains why Peter Costello believes Howard's defeat was once the best humiliation of any top minister in Australia's heritage. To the sour End is a penetrating, riveting, and in particular revealing exploration of a 12 months whilst the political stakes had by no means been higher.
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  • Download E-books New Media and American Politics (Transforming American Politics) PDF

    By Richard Davis

    New Media and American Politics is the 1st publication to envision the impact on glossy politics of the hot media, which come with speak radio, tabloid journalism, tv speak exhibits, leisure media, and machine networks. Davis and Owen talk about the hot media's cultural surroundings, viewers, and content material, earlier than happening to judge its influence on every little thing from elections to coverage making to the outdated media itself.
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  • Download E-books Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) PDF

    People are at the circulation around the Arab global, organizing politically in new methods. The Arab media have additionally gone through a metamorphosis and are nonetheless in a nation of flux. it's for that reason an important that allows you to speak about political tasks within the area within the gentle of media developments.  This authoritative booklet solutions key questions on the connections among media and political switch within the Arab world.  utilizing examine into, for instance, practices of web clients, newshounds, demonstrators and manufacturers of fact television, it explores the interface among public interplay over the airwaves, on the polls and at the streets. a full of life staff of members explores such concerns as no matter if teens are served good by way of new media, even if running a blog is an influential political device, even if satellite tv for pc information is helping or hinders diasporic groups politically, and lots more and plenty extra.  Engaging with debates on the middle of public affairs and pop culture in Arab nations, this publication addresses everybody who seeks to understand the media politics of this crucial, usually misunderstood region.
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  • Download E-books Obama's Time: A History PDF

    By Morton Keller

    Barack Obama swept into workplace in 2008, capitalizing on his clean and compelling political character, the allure of his "Hope and alter" crusade, the pre-election monetary situation, and a wave of renowned discontent together with his predecessor. The nation's first African-American president stirred strangely excessive expectancies, and his first time period observed the passage of a considerable financial stimulus package deal, a large-scale enlargement of economic legislation, a drawdown in Iraq, and his signature health and wellbeing care reform. yet a stagnant economic system continued. His own reputation had no impact at the continual disapproval of his application. The Democrats suffered a serious electoral setback within the 2010 Congressional election. yet Obama's unparalleled crusade association, his powerful own attraction, and a susceptible Republican opponent gained him a moment time period in 2012.

    Now his presidency is in its ultimate degree. In Obama's Time, eminent historian Morton Keller has written the 1st old evaluate of Barack Obama's presidency. Drawing on a life of scholarship on American heritage and politics, Keller examines Obama's presidential personality and governing sort, his family and international regulations, and his position within the broader background of yankee politics. Obama is deeply dedicated to energetic federal executive, within the culture of FDR's New Deal and LBJ's nice Society. yet his targets were tempered via the heavy weight of present associations and previous precedents, powerful Republican competition, and unexpected occasions. Keller concludes that this can be a time whilst the centralized bureaucratic country faces a deep quandary of legitimacy. He ascribes the serious celebration polarization to a political tradition during which the media, advocacy teams, and ideologically-driven donors have outsize impression.

    Historians will proceed to discuss the Obama presidency for many years to come back. Keller's account of the way Obama ruled, the bigger political context within which he functioned, and why he was once not able to shut the space among expectancies and fact, can be worthwhile to that debate.
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