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Primary Elections and American Politics
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Stranger in a Strange State
Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions
Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations
Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance
Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.
Back in the Game
Chronicles changes in American political party behavior between 1996 and 2008.
The Obama Effect
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
Who Should Be First?
Feminists speak out on race and gender in the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Do Voters Look to the Future?
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Old Nations, New Voters
Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.
Sharing the Wealth
Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.
The Final Arbiter
Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.
For Better or Worse?
Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.