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Citizens' Power in Latin America
Citizens' Power in Latin America (April 2018)
Theory and Practice
Pascal Lupien - Author

Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

Citizens’ Power in Latin America takes the reader into the heart of communities where average citizens are attempting to build a new democratic model to improve their socioeconomic conditions and to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork conducted in ...(Read More)
 
 
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions (September 2017)
Eric S. Heberlig - Author
Suzanne M. Leland - Author
David Swindell - Author

Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Political party conventions have lost much of their original political nature, serving now primarily as elaborate infomercials while ratifying the decisions made by voters in state primaries and caucuses. While this activity hasn’t changed significantly since the 1970s, conventions themselves have changed significantly in terms of...(Read More)
 
 
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century (December 2015)
Douglas D. Roscoe - Author
Shannon Jenkins - Author

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.

While the media pay the most attention to the actions of the national political committees, political scientists have long emphasized the key role of local party organizations. Despite sweeping changes in the political environment, remarkably little research has sought to understand precisely how these loc...(Read More)
 
 
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations (January 2014)
When and Why Party Elites Decide to Support a Candidate
Kenny J. Whitby - Author

Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.

What is the dominant force in presidential nomination campaigns? Are nomination outcomes decided largely by the political party or by the candidates and their activities? In Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations, Kenny J. Whitby aims to provide some answers to these important q...(Read More)
 
 
Back in the Game
Back in the Game (April 2013)
Political Party Campaigning in an Era of Reform
Brian J. Brox - Author

Chronicles changes in American political party behavior between 1996 and 2008.

The years from 1996 to 2008 mark an important watershed in American politics. During this period changes in the political, demographic, regulatory, and technological landscape created an opportunity for political parties to increase their relevance in the electoral system. In Back in the Game, Brian J. Brox argues that while po...(Read More)
 
 
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance (March 2013)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.

Political analysts and journalists often draw analogies between John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic Irish president, and Barack Obama, the first African American president. Their election to the nation’s highest office was historic, but for reasons not fully appreciated. In John F. Kenned...(Read More)
 
 
The Obama Effect
The Obama Effect (September 2010)
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign
Heather E. Harris - Editor
Kimberly R. Moffitt - Editor
Catherine R. Squires - Editor

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

November 4, 2008 ushered in a historic moment: Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. In The Obama Effect, editors Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine R. Squires bring together works that place Barack Obama’s candidacy and victory in the co...(Read More)
 
 
Who Should Be First?
Who Should Be First? (August 2010)
Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Editor
Johnnetta Betsch Cole - Editor

Feminists speak out on race and gender in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Who should be first? With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as frontrunners, the 2008 Democratic primary campaign was a watershed moment in U.S. history. Offering the choice of an African American man or a white woman as the next Democratic candidate for president, the primary marked an unprecedented moment—but one that painfully ech...(Read More)
 
 
Old Nations, New Voters
Old Nations, New Voters (November 2008)
Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Democracy in the Era of Global Migration
David C. Earnest - Author

Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.

In this groundbreaking study, David C. Earnest analyzes why democracies give noncitizens the right to vote. Bringing together theoretical debates in international relations and comparative politics about globalization, sovereignty, nationalism, citizenship, and state building, he examines how twenty-five democracies are co...(Read More)
 
 
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth (July 2008)
Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory of Party Influence in the U.S. House of Representatives
Damon M. Cann - Author

2009 Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize of the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association

Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.

While students of American politics are accustomed to thinking of members of Congress as recipients of campaign contributions, Sh...(Read More)
 
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