Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.
Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.
Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.
Chronicles changes in American political party behavior between 1996 and 2008.
Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
Feminists speak out on race and gender in the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.
Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.
Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.
Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.