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Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

by Nina Kasniunas & Daniel M. Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2009)

America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy...

Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution

by Jason Gainous & Kevin M. Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2011)

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,...

Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...

The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2008)

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.

Choosing Our Choices: Debating the Presidential Nominating Process

by James W. Davis & Robert E. DiClerico Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2000)

Probably no feature of the American political system has been subject to more sustained criticism over the last twenty-five years than the process by which we choose our presidents. In Choosing Our Choices,...

The Dynamic Dominion: Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945-1980

by Frank B. Atkinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 21, 2006)

The Dynamic Dominion tells the dramatic story of Virginia's political transformation from the Second World War to the Reagan Revolution. The cradle of American democracy - and thus of the democratic movement...

Dancing without Partners: How Candidates, Parties, and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign

by David B. Magleby, Quin J. Monson & Kelly D. Patterson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2006)

Dancing without Partners intensively analyzes the relationships among candidates, political parties, and interest groups under the BCRA's new regulations in the 2004 election cycle in five battleground states....

Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections

by Michael John Burton & Daniel M. Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2002)

The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'-a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise...

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

by , The Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government & Harvard University Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2009)

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers...

We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States

by Jo Freeman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2008)

In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide...

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012

by The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2013)

In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2012 race for the Republican nomination and general election, guiding us through each...

Religion, Race, and the American Presidency

by Gaston Espinosa Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2008)

The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and...

Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy

by Stanley A. Renshon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2009)

Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote...

The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties

by John C. Green & Daniel J. Coffey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2010)

Every four years, The State of the Parties brings readers up to date on party action in election years and in between. With the dual themes of continuity and change characterizing the new edition, this essential...

Parties and Elections in America

by Mark D. Brewer & L. Sandy Maisel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Written in a sharp and lively manner that will interest and engage students, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all elements of parties and elections in the United States, including local,...

Atlas of the 2016 Elections

by Robert H. Watrel, Ryan Weichelt, Fiona M. Davidson & John Heppen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 22, 2018)

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most dramatic upsets in US political history. Virtually all pre-election polls indicated Democrat Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican Donald Trump in the popular...

Public Opinion

by Barbara A. Bardes & Robert W. Oldendick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2012)

The new edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to public opinion in the United States and describes how public opinion data are collected, how they are used, and the...

The Nightly News Nightmare

by Stephen J. Farnsworth & Robert S. Lichter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2010)

The Nightly News Nightmare, Third Edition, examines news coverage of presidential nomination and election campaigns from 1988 to 2008. The book focuses on changes in the amount, tone, and focus of news coverage...


by Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2017)

In 2016, Donald Trump broke almost all the rules of politics to win the Republican nomination and, even more improbably, to edge out heavily favored Hillary Clinton in one of the great upsets in presidential...

Changing How America Votes

by Todd Donovan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2017)

Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis...

Defying the Odds

by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch & John J. Pitney Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2017)

Bitterness and joy, outrage and satisfaction, shame and pride, escapes to safe places and displays of celebration—these were just a few of the conflicting reactions that greeted the election of Donald Trump....

The 2012 Presidential Election

by Kenneth Mayer, Richard Powell, Amnon Cavari & Jeffrey E. Cohen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2013)

Though many analyses of the 2012 presidential election have emerged, none can match this collection's depth, diversity, or ability to critically and soundly argue where American politics will go from this point...

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process

by L. Sandy Maisel & Mark D. Brewer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems;...

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012

by Jonathan Bernstein, William G. Mayer, Michael Cornfield & Anthony Corrado et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2011)

The newest installment in a quadrennial series that now spans five presidential elections, this book presents a broad overview of the presidential nomination process and showcases some of the most interesting...

When America Liked Ike: How Moderates Won the 1952 Presidential Election and Reshaped American Politics

by Gary A. Donaldson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 03, 2016)

In this book, Gary Donaldson argues that the 1952 presidential election, which exposed deep internal divisions on the left and the right, set the stage for the current U.S. political landscape. This book will...

The Politics of Congressional Elections

by Gary C. Jacobson & Jamie L. Carson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2015)

Pairing historical data analysis and original research with fundamental concepts of representation and responsibility, Gary Jacobson’s classic text provides students with a comprehensive introduction to congressional...

Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics

by Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier & David A. Hopkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 27, 2015)

Brimming with data and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process...

Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2016)

In Predicting the Next President political analyst and historian Allan J. Lichtman presents thirteen historical factors, or “keys” (four political, seven performance, and two personality), that determine...

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process

by Mark D. Brewer & L. Sandy Maisel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2015)

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process introduces students to every aspect of political parties and the electoral process, from state and national party systems to nominations, campaigns, and...

Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions

by Jody C. Baumgartner & Peter L. Francia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 17, 2016)

Conventional Wisdom and American Elections debunks some of the more common misunderstandings that have arisen about the electoral process in the past few decades. Topics include campaign finance, political participation...

Redistricting: The Most Political Activity in America

by Charles S. Bullock III Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2010)

This book prepares readers for the redistricting of congressional, state legislative , and local collegial bodies. Chapters 2 through 5 cover the major factors that guide the adjustment of district lines to...