Category: Elections

  • Download E-books The Politics of Cultural Differences: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period PDF

    By Paul D. Mueller

    How did Republicans be ready to carry the White residence via a lot of the prior part century while the Democratic social gathering held the hearts of such a lot American citizens? The authors of this groundbreaking learn argue that they did so by way of doing what Democrats have additionally excelled at: triggering mental mechanisms that deepen cultural divisions within the different party's coalition, thereby prime lots of its electorate both to decide on the opposing price tag or to stick home.



    The Politics of Cultural Differences is the 1st ebook to enhance and thoroughly attempt a common idea of cultural politics within the usa, person who deals a compelling new viewpoint on America's altering political order and political clash within the post-New Deal interval (1960-1996). David Leege, Kenneth Wald, Brian Krueger, and Paul Mueller circulation past present scholarship via formulating a idea of crusade ideas that emphasizes cultural clash relating to patriotism, race, gender, and faith. Drawing on nationwide Election experiences information, they locate that Republican politicians deployed robust symbols (e.g., "tax and spend liberals") to channel distinct electorate towards the minority social gathering. And as partisanship approached parity within the Nineties, Democratic leaders proved as adept at deploying their very own symbols, corresponding to "a woman's correct to choose," to disassemble the Republican coalition. a mix of subtle concept and complex empirical instruments, this e-book lays naked the cultural dimensions of yankee political life.

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  • Download E-books To Assure Pride and Confidence in the Electoral Process: Report of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform PDF

    In 2000 the yank electoral procedure was once confirmed via a political ordeal not like any in dwelling reminiscence. now not because 1876-77 has the result of a countrywide election remained so unsettled for therefore lengthy. The earlier election¡¯s recount conundrum shook the nation¡¯s religion within the mechanisms that help the democratic approach. Led through former Presidents Ford and Carter, the nationwide fee on Federal Election Reform undertook a learn of the yank electoral process. The ensuing file describes the place and what went unsuitable in the course of the 2000 election, and makes transparent and particular techniques for reform, directed at country executive, Congress, information companies, and others. This quantity additionally comprises the entire textual content of the duty strength stories from the fee.

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  • Download E-books Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008 (Campaigning American Style) PDF

    By John F. Kennedy School of Government

    Each 4 years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard collage convenes a unusual accumulating of crusade managers, media commentators, and political observers to mirror on presidential crusade innovations from the earliest primaries via Election Day. the result's a ebook, and the 2008 election version is released for basic audiences in addition to university study rooms and crusade and media execs.
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  • Download E-books Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century: A Whole New Ballgame? PDF

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    So a lot has replaced up to now decade in political campaigning that we will virtually say "it's an entire new ball game." This e-book analyzes the way in which campaigns have been ordinarily run and the intense alterations that experience happened within the final decade. Dennis W. Johnson appears to be like on the such a lot subtle ideas of recent campaigning―micro-targeting, on-line fundraising, electronic conversation, the hot media―and examines what has replaced, how these adjustments have dramatically remodeled campaigning, and what has remained essentially an identical regardless of new applied sciences and communications.

    Campaigns have gotten extra open and free-wheeling, with better involvement of activists and usual electorate alike. yet they could additionally develop into extra chaotic and tough to regulate. Campaigning within the Twenty-First Century offers daunting demanding situations for applicants experts as they fight to get their messages out to citizens. mockingly, the extra open and powerful campaigns turn into, the larger is the necessity for professional, versatile and inventive expert consultants.

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  • Download E-books Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny PDF

    As the nationwide crusade supervisor for Ralph Nader's old runs for president in 2000 and 2004, Theresa Amato had a unprecedented ringside position in of the main hotly contested presidential elections this state has obvious. In Grand Illusion, she offers us a witty, considerate critique of the yank electoral process, in addition to a strong argument for starting up the competition to competition.

    Busting the nationwide delusion that "anyone can develop up and be President of the United States," Amato indicates how autonomous and third-party applicants face egregious structural boundaries that hinder them from totally engaging within the race or maybe getting their names at the poll. as well as waging potent voter campaigns, those applicants needs to concurrently fend off preposterous numbers of criminal demanding situations from the 2 significant parties--during twelve weeks of Nader's '04 run, as many as twenty-five proceedings have been filed so one can squash his campaign.

    Amato makes a strong case for particular federal reforms within the usa' arcane procedure of poll entry legislation, complicated rules, and partisan keep an eye on of elections. alongside the way in which, she additionally bargains a lively historical past of the way third-party and autonomous applicants have saved vital matters at the desk in elections earlier and give a contribution to our political lifestyles as a society.

    Despite the dramatic run-up to the old 2008 election and the efforts of either Obama and McCain to set themselves aside, the nationwide political debate happens in a truly slender diversity that is outlined by way of significant events, that are either stimulated through an analogous agencies, certain curiosity teams, and lobbyists. And on election day, there simply aren't the categories of actual concepts fit, multi-party democracy may still provide. having a look past the Nader tale to campaigns waged by way of challengers John Anderson, Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan, and others, Amato exhibits how proscribing ourselves to 2 applicants deprives our state of a strong political lifestyles, strips would-be contenders in their First modification rights, and cheats citizens out of significant political choice.
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  • Download E-books Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations (Politics) PDF

    Political events have continually been basic to Australia's consultant democracy. As businesses, even if, their persevered centrality and sturdiness rely on their skill to reply to altering political, social, and technological situations, comparable to declining degrees of club and partisan association, and the increase of social media. This quantity - the 1st ebook devoted to Australian political events in approximately a decade - brings jointly the various major students of Australian politics to check the evolving position and relevance of political events at the present time. Chapters discover the range of Australian events' organizational preparations, the modern demanding situations they face, and the associations that form their habit. The contributions inform a narrative of version via the Australian events in the course of a time of flux, one that means that get together companies could be critical to Australian political existence for fairly a while but. *** Librarians: e-book on hand on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Politics) [Subject: Politics, Australian reports]
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  • Download E-books Truman and Pendergast PDF

    By Robert H. Ferrell

    No element of the political profession of Harry S. Truman used to be extra fraught with drama than his dating with Thomas J. Pendergast. in a single in their earliest conferences, the 2 males have been momentarily at odds after Truman, who was once then presiding pass judgement on of Jackson County, gave a $400,000 highway agreement to a development corporation in South Dakota, and Pendergast, the boss of Kansas urban, wasn't more than pleased approximately it. He had another individual in brain for the agreement. Their organization therefore had its disagreements, yet their universal curiosity in politics was once adequate to set up a lasting relationship.

    In 1934, after contemplating fourteen different males, Pendergast backed Truman for the Senate. even if Truman had usually cooperated with Pendergast on patronage matters, he had by no means concerned himself within the illegalities that may ultimately break the Pendergast desktop. in reality, Truman had no notion how deeply the Boss had engaged in corruption in his own affairs, in addition to in dealing with the govt of Kansas urban. while the Boss was once despatched to Leavenworth for tax evasion in 1939, Truman used to be astonished.

    Despite Truman's honesty, his dating with Pendergast virtually brought on his defeat through the Missouri senatorial basic in August 1940. the most challenger for Truman's Senate seat used to be the bold governor of Missouri, Lloyd C. Stark, who after destroying Truman's sponsor, the Pendergast computing device, denounced Truman as "the Pendergast senator." at the back of the governor used to be President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom Stark grew to become opposed to Truman. Roosevelt sought after Missouri's electoral votes in his drawing close bid for a 3rd time period, and he believed that Stark might provide them to him.

    Because of the stigma of Truman's Pendergast connection, the 1940 Democratic fundamental used to be the tightest election in his complete political profession. He received by way of fewer than 8 thousand votes. In Truman and Pendergast, Robert H. Ferrell masterfully offers Truman's fight to maintain his Senate seat with no the help of Pendergast and regardless of Stark's enlistment of Roosevelt opposed to him. Ferrell exhibits that Truman received the election in his commonplace fashion—going on to the folks, talking truthfully and prefer one among them.

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  • Download E-books (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections PDF

    While direct elections for the ecu Parliament have been first prepared in 1979, the assumption was once that such direct elections could raise the democratic legitimacy and responsibility of the Parliament. in addition, the elections have been anticipated to elevate public curiosity, engagement and aid for the ecu undertaking. Did those elections support to extend legitimacy and responsibility? Did they raise curiosity in and help for the 'European project'? Or, did those elections have unintentional (and maybe bad) results? This quantity makes a speciality of the implications of eu elections for public debate and involvement, for occasion platforms, and for public opinion.

    EP elections have prompted a couple of meant outcomes: the salience of the elections within the media has long past up and over the years electoral festival turns into extra vital, accomplishing the crusade might help increase european reviews, and Europe as an issue has develop into extra very important for vote casting at EP elections, boosting the superiority of so-called ecu balloting. a few meant outcomes haven't materialized in the course of the lifetime of the EP to this point: wisdom or turnout degrees haven't long past up and voters haven't develop into higher at judging what political events are delivering. The EP elections have, even if, additionally yielded a couple of accidental outcomes: EP elections hose down turnout for first time citizens in next elections, EP elections reason transitority decline in ecu aid, and the elections became a strategic area for political events to put themselves on ecu matters and for brand spanking new activities and events to spice up or maintain their success.
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  • Download E-books Direct Democracy and the Courts PDF

    By Kenneth P. Miller

    Who must have the final word on basic coverage concerns? This publication analyzes the increase of 2 contenders - the folk, via direct democracy, and the courts. brought within the U.S. in the course of the innovative period and now to be had in approximately part the states, direct democracy has surged in contemporary a long time. via poll measures, citizens have slashed taxes, mandated govt spending, imposed time period limits on elected officers, enacted crusade finance reform, barred affirmative motion, banned same-sex marriage, and followed many different arguable legislation. in numerous states, electorate now skip legislatures to take advantage of vital coverage judgements. notwithstanding, the "people's rule" isn't absolute. This publication demonstrates that courts have used an increasing strength of judicial overview to invalidate citizen-enacted legislation at remarkably excessive premiums. The ensuing clash among the folks and the courts threatens to supply a well-liked backlash opposed to judges and increases profound questions about the correct scope of well known sovereignty and judicial strength in a constitutional procedure.
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