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Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

What happens when a democratic theory professor gets involved with the Democratic Party? In this political memoir, Claire Snyder-Hall shares lessons learned from eight years in party politics. She tells the story of organ...(Read More)
 
 
The Left Hand of Capital
The Left Hand of Capital (July 2021)
Neoliberalism and the Left in Chile
Fernando Ignacio Leiva - Author

Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.

In The Left Hand of Capital, Fernando Ignacio Leiva provides a theoretically grounded analysis of the last thirty years of socioeconomic policies in Chile, beginning at the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990. He skillful...(Read More)
 
 
Holidays of the Revolution
Holidays of the Revolution (December 2020)
Communist Identity in Israel, 1919-1965
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Author

Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.

Holidays of the Revolution explores a little-known chapter in the history of Mandatory Palestine and the State of Israel: the Israeli Communist Party and its youth movement, which posed a radical challenge to Zionism. Amir Locker-Biletzki examines the development of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence (February 2018)
Glenn R. Parker - Author
Suzanne L. Parker - Author

Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.

This book sheds light on the dealings between special interests and political parties by challenging three long-standing assumptions: that transactions between interest groups and parties are quid pro quo exchanges, such as the buying and selling of legislation; that the interrelationship between bureaucrats and 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)
 
 
The Phantom of a Polarized America
The Phantom of a Polarized America (February 2016)
Myths and Truths of an Ideological Divide
Manabu Saeki - Author

Indicates how the rightward shift in the ideology of House Republicans has been mistaken for a broader “polarization” of both parties as well as voters.
There is a widespread belief that American politics is becoming more polarized, in the sense that the Republican Party and electorate are becoming more conservative while the Democratic Party and electorate are becoming more liberal. But is this truly the ca...(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)
 
 
The Presidential Leadership Dilemma
The Presidential Leadership Dilemma (April 2013)
Between the Constitution and a Political Party
Julia R. Azari - Editor
Lara M. Brown - Editor
Zim G. Nwokora - Editor

Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.

Throughout their time in office, American presidents are often forced to choose between leading the nation and leading their party. In an earlier time when the major parties were less polarized, this leadership dilemma, while challenging, was not nearly as vexing as it is today. American presidents now ...(Read More)
 
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