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Realignment in American Politics: Toward a Theory

by Bruce A. Campbell & Richard J. Trilling

To have a voice in shaping government policy has been a goal of the American people since the nation's founding. Yet, government seems even less accessible now than in the past. An increasing rate of incumbency...


Farmers in Rebellion: The Rise and Fall of the Southern Farmers Alliance and People's Party in Texas

by Donna A. Barnes

The years after the Civil War brought struggle to the Southern farmer as the economic mainstay of the South-cotton-steadily dropped in price. Prompted by hard times, farmers in Lampasas County, Texas, gathered...


Grassroots Elections in China

by Kevin J. O'Brien & Suisheng Zhao

Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China's most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been...


The Conservative Nation (Routledge Revivals)

by Andrew Gamble

Since the 1880s, the Conservative Party has been an important political force in Britain. In this study of Conservative ideology since the end of Second World War, first published in 1974, Andrew Gamble considers...


The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns

by D. Sunshine Hillygus & Todd G. Shields

The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the...


Political Parties and Partisanship: Social identity and individual attitudes

by John Bartle & Paolo Bellucci

This volume provides an up-to-date examination of the conceptualisations, causes, and consequences of partisanship, one of the most fundamental concepts in contemporary political science.

Presenting a comprehensive...


The Many Faces of Tolerance: Attitudes Toward Diversity in Poland

by Ewa A. Golebiowska

This book presents a systematic account on Poles' attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland's reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country....


Power in a Complex Global System

by Louis W. Pauly & Bruce W. Jentleson

Can twenty-first century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing political institutions and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution of governing authority...


The Tories: From Winston Churchill to David Cameron

by Timothy Heppell

This is a comprehensive but accessible study of the electoral strategies, governing approaches and ideological thought of the British Conservative Party from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.


Confessions of a Reformer

by Frederic C. Howe & James F. Richardson

Frederic C. Howe lived in interesting times. By education (at Johns Hopkins in the early 1890s) and instinct he was a progressive, in the best sense of that term. From the Cleveland of Tom Johnson to the Washington...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


The Parties in Court: American Political Parties Under the Constitution

by Robert C. Wigton

Robert C. Wigton’s The Parties in Court: American Political Parties under the Constitution provides a comprehensive overview of the legal status of American political parties through an analysis of the many...


It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

by Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein

Hyperpartisanship is as old as American democracy. But now, acrimony is not confined to a moment; it’s a permanent state of affairs and has seeped into every part of the political process. Identifying the...


Theory of the Political Subject: Void Universalism II

by Sergei Prozorov

Together these two companion volumes develop an innovative theory of world politics, grounded in the reinterpretation of the concepts of 'world' and 'politics' from an ontological perspective.

Theory of the...


Emu and Political Science: What Have We Learned?

by Henrik Enderlein & Amy Verdun

Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009. Before its birth many observers were concerned about its viability. This volume examines a number of noteworthy concerns that...


The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, North and South

by Katy Hayward & Mary C. Murphy

Ireland's relationship with the European Union has been determined by the behaviour, actions and discourse of political parties. This book examines this impact through an in-depth analysis of the Europeanization...


Libertarianism: For and Against

by Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum

Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting...


Ontology and World Politics: Void Universalism I

by Sergei Prozorov

@text:Together these two companion volumes develop an innovative theory of world politics, grounded in the reinterpretation of the concepts of 'world' and 'politics' from an ontological perspective.Drawing on...


German Federalism in Transition: Reforms in a Consensual State

by Carolyn Rowe & Wade Jacoby

Federalism in Germany has come to be viewed as the root cause of the country's current economic and social malaise. The federal political system which contributed enormously to the economic success and political...


Mass Conservatism: The Conservatives and the Public Since the 1880s

by Stuart Ball & Ian Holliday

The papers that comprise this volume reveal how people are intent on preserving not only their wealth but culture too. The individual contributions identify the key arguments used to coax voters, whose natural...