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Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential...


Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay

by Steve Bickerstaff

The events of 2003 in Texas were important to the political history of this country. Congressman Tom DeLay led a Republican effort to gerrymander the state's thirty-two congressional districts to defeat all...


Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders

by Jamie Whyte

Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric,...


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.


Interest Groups and Elections in Canada: Volume 2

by F. Leslie Seidle

The two studies in this book explore the nature and influence of special interest groups. They consider different aspects of the question, "In the context of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how...


Aboriginal Peoples and Electoral Reform in Canada: Volume 9

by Robert A. Milen

This volume features differing views of past, present, and possible future roles for Aboriginal people in the Canadian political and electoral system.


The Canadian General Election of 2000

by Christopher Dornan & Jon H. Pammett

The authoritative study of the campaign and the election, containing articles from such well-known writers as Edward Greenspan, Paul Attalah, and Mary McGuire.


The Canadian Federal Election of 2006

by Jon H. Pammett & Christopher Dornan

A comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election that ended the Liberal's 12-year reign in Canadian politics.


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,...


Talk Show Campaigns: Presidential Candidates on Daytime and Late Night Television

by Michael Parkin

Over the past twenty years, presidential candidates have developed an entertainment talk show strategy in which they routinely chat with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart.  In fact,...


Competitive Elections and Democracy in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Heather K. Evans

Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive...


Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution

by Jason B. 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,...


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

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD

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


Winning Florida

by Robert Zelnick

With a reporter's keen eye for detail, award-winning journalist Zelnick conveys every emotion of the key players in this battle, presenting a rich, colorful tale that reads more like a fictional political thriller...


Voters' Veto: The 2002 Election in New Zealand and the Consolidation of Minority Government

by Jack Vowles & Peter Aimer

Tracking New Zealand's transition from the first-past-the-postelectoral system, as used in Britain, to the mixed-member-proportional system, as used in Germany, this analysis examines New Zealand's pivotal 2002...


Voters' Vengeance: 1990 Election in New Zealand and the Fate of the Fourth Labour Government

by Peter Aimer & Jack Vowles

The 1990 election in New Zealand produced the biggest landslide in 50 years, and Voters’ Vengeance uses comprehensive survey research to explore why New Zealand voters reacted in this way. The answers to over...


Towards Consensus?: The 1993 Election and Referendum in Nz

by Peter Aimer

Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did - an extremely narrow...


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...