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.
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.
Documents the ever-larger sums donated by incumbent members of Congress to their parties and other candidates, and discusses the consequences.