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Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

by Nina Kasniunas & Daniel M. Shea

America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy...

Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...

Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House

by Robert E. Denton Jr., John Allen Hendricks, Melissa M. Smith & Eric E. Otenyo et al.

Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign....

Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

by Rebecca Traister

Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton...

Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

by Robert E. Denton Jr., Rita Kirk, Kate M. Kenski & Dennis D. Cali et al.

This diverse and unique collection of essays examines the role of communication in various aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign. Topics include the early campaign and Romney’s nomination battle, candidate...

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

by William L. Benoit

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through...

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Kehbuma Langmia

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide-array of...

Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.

The Canadian General Election of 1997

by Alan Frizzell & Jon H. Pammett

The Canadian General Election of 1997 is a study of the key aspects of the campaign and the election itself. In addition to analyzing each party's campaign, authors examine the role of the media, pollsters,...

Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution

by Jason Gainous & Kevin M. Wagner

Going beyond theory and guess based forecasts; this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the internet in the American political landscape. Using current election data,...

Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections

by Ronald T. Libby

Ronald T. Libby's Purging the Republican Party examines Tea Party primary campaigns against Republicans including the defeats of Dede Scozzafava in New York and Bob Bennett in Utah, and the election of Marco...

Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

by Jason Mattera

In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a generation.

For an entire year, otherwise clear-thinking members of the most affluent, over-educated, information-drenched generation in American history fell prey to the...

The Emerging Democratic Majority

by John B. Judis & Ruy Teixeira


Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic,...

Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...

The New Democrats and the Return to Power

by Al From, Alice McKeon & Bill Clinton

After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. But Al From remembers. In 1984, he led...

Grounding Leadership Ethics in African Diaspora and Election Rights

by Jean-Pierre K. Bongila

The book exemplifies a comprehensive process of decision making from which various ethical leaders and particularly learners of leadership can find inspiration when facing such complex dilemmas as that of whether...

Don't Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns

by Benjamin S. Schoening & Eric T. Kasper

The book discusses the use of music in presidential campaigns and the factors that have caused changes to occur (1) within the music used by campaigns and(2) music developed independent of those campaigns. The...

The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.

Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics

by Stephen Ward, David Taras, Diana Owen & Richard Davis et al.

This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the Internet in elections. It examines the role of context in shaping candidate and party usage of the Internet in democratic electoral systems.