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American Presidential Elections
American Presidential Elections (May 1996)
Process, Policy, and Political Change
Harvey L. Schantz - Editor

Milton Cummings, Everett Ladd, David Mayhew, Gerald Pomper, and Harvey Schantz analyze presidential elections over the sweep of American history and examine their impact on political parties, public policy, and society.

"Unlike many other books on the 1992 presidential elections, this book sets the Clinton victory in the context of all presidential elections held in this century, with special attention given to the last ...(Read More)
Abortion Rates in the United States
Abortion Rates in the United States (February 1996)
The Influence of Opinion and Policy
Matthew E. Wetstein - Author

Demonstrates that individual state policies on abortion closely reflect public opinion in that state and affect abortion rates, whereas national policy and policy changes have no real effect on abortion rates.

"Abortion Rates in the United States features a comprehensive treatment of an important policy topic in a single volume and incorporates sophisticated methodologies to advance our understanding of the dynami...(Read More)
The Elections in Israel 1992
The Elections in Israel 1992 (November 1994)
Asher Arian - Editor
Michal Shamir - Editor

“This collection will be the definitive work on the Israeli elections of 1992, and a major book on Israeli politics generally. Its contributors include an extensive variety of subjects, and the editors are the most sophisticated and knowledgeable persons in the field.” — Gerald M. Pomper, Rutgers University

As the momentum toward peace in the Middle East surges and wanes, the intensity of politics in Israel t...(Read More)
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992 (November 1994)
Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process
Robert D. Loevy - Author

"I am impressed with this book. It is uniquely constructed, clearly written, and offers the reader the rich opportunity to observe the '92 campaign as it unfolds. Loevy's ability to capture the nuances of the presidential campaign and to convey this information in a very interesting fashion make this work an outstanding contribution to the field." -- Gary L. Rose, Sacred Heart University

This book is a voter's-eye view of the 1992 presidentia...(Read More)
The Influentials
The Influentials (October 1994)
People Who Influence People
Gabriel Weimann - Author

"I know of no book in this area that provides the depth, breadth, and clarity this book has. It would make an excellent text for upper-division and graduate courses, as well as an invaluable addition to the personal library of any scholar in mass communication, political communication, social change, or national development." -- Anne M. Nicotera, Howard University

Although opinion leadership has been the subject of numerous studies, in areas ...(Read More)
Race, Class, and Culture
Race, Class, and Culture (July 1992)
A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion
Robert C. Smith - Author
Richard Seltzer - Author

Race is arguably the most profound and enduring cleavage in American society and politics. This book examines the sources and dynamics of the race cleavage in American society through a detailed analysis of intergroup and intragroup differences at the level of mass opinion. The ethclass theory, which examines the intersection of ethnicity and class, is used to analyze interracial differences in mass attitudes. This analysis yields three clusters...(Read More)
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