Emotions in Politics: The Affect Dimension in Political by N. Demertzis

By N. Demertzis

Caused by means of the 'affective flip' in the whole spectrum of the social sciences, this books brings jointly the dual disciplines of political psychology and the political sociology of feelings to discover the advanced dating among politics and emotion at either the mass and person point with detailed specialize in instances of political pressure.

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The Popular Front in Europe by Helen Graham, Paul Preston

By Helen Graham, Paul Preston

Out of the social and monetary turmoil of Europe within the Thirties, the preferred entrance emerged because the spearhead of the left's bid to prevent fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the start of the preferred entrance this edited assortment assesses the influence of the belief of bourgeois-proletarian alliance at the eu left as a complete. It additionally examines the destiny of the preferred entrance governments, either in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, the place the sour strife over social and monetary reform erupted into open civil war.

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Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution, by Richard A. Posner

By Richard A. Posner

The 2000 Presidential election led to a collision of historical past, legislations, and the courts. It produced a impasse that dragged out the outcome for over a month, and consequences--real and imagined--that promise to tug on for years. within the first in-depth research of the election and its litigious aftermath, pass judgement on Posner surveys the background and idea of yank electoral legislation and perform, analyzes which Presidential candidate ''really'' gained the preferred vote in Florida, surveys the litigation that ensued, evaluates the courts, the attorneys, and the commentators, and ends with a blueprint for reforming our Presidential electoral practices.

The e-book starts off with an outline of the electoral method, together with its heritage and guiding theories. It appears to be like subsequent on the Florida election itself, exploring which candidate ''really'' received and even if this is often even a significant query. the point of interest then shifts to the complicated litigation, either country and federal, provoked through the picture end. at the foundation of the pragmatic jurisprudence that pass judgement on Posner has articulated and defended in his prior writings, this booklet bargains an alternate justification for the splendid Court's selection in Bush v. Gore whereas praising the courtroom for heading off the chaotic results of an unresolved deadlock.

Posner additionally evaluates the functionality of the legal professionals who performed the post-election litigation and of the lecturers who commented at the unfolding drama. He argues that neither Gore's nor Bush's legal professionals blundered heavily, yet that the response of the criminal professoriat to the litigation uncovered severe flaws within the educational perform of constitutional legislation. whereas rejecting such radical strikes as abolishing the Electoral university or making a nationwide poll, Posner concludes with an in depth plan of possible reforms designed to prevent a repetition of the 2000 election fiasco.

Lawyers, political scientists, pundits, and politicians are ready to listen to what pass judgement on Posner has to assert. yet this booklet is written for and may be welcomed via all who have been riveted through the new difficulty of presidential succession.

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American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena by Herbert B. Asher, Eric S. Heberlig, Randall B. Ripley

By Herbert B. Asher, Eric S. Heberlig, Randall B. Ripley

Are modern U.S. hard work unions beside the point, or in truth a altering strength to be reckoned with as they develop right into a new economic climate in a globalized the US? Is the present political strength exercised by means of U.S. hard work unions extra comparable to the social pursuits of the sixties or the curiosity politics of the nineties? After successful the presidency of the AFL-CIO in 1995, John Sweeney and his colleagues have taken strides to make hard work extra vital within the usa economically and politically, regardless of lowered club. right here, 4 authors come jointly to survey the prestige of work unions prior, current, and destiny, nationally in addition to throughout the microcosm of the hard work scenario in Ohio, one of many greatest, such a lot consultant, and so much electorally major states within the country.
The authors specialize in union club, management, political attitudes, ideas, and grassroots mobilization to color an image of union revitalization in a context of financial and social swap. American exertions nonetheless wields clout on Election Day, yet union revitalization is a piece in growth. For unions to topic on a daily basis to their contributors and leaders, they need to consolidate their financial bases and upward push to the demanding situations conscientiously documented during this e-book.

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A Behavioral Theory of Elections by Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, Michael

By Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, Michael M. Ting

Most theories of elections suppose that electorate and political actors are absolutely rational. whereas those formulations produce many insights, additionally they generate anomalies--most famously, approximately turnout. the increase of behavioral economics has posed new demanding situations to the basis of rationality. This groundbreaking e-book offers a behavioral thought of elections in line with the suggestion that every one actors--politicians in addition to voters--are basically boundedly rational. the idea posits studying through trial and blunder: activities that surpass an actor's aspiration point usually tend to be utilized in the long run, whereas those who fall brief are much less prone to be attempted later.

in line with this concept of model, the authors build formal versions of social gathering festival, turnout, and citizens' offerings of applicants. those types are expecting vast turnout degrees, electorate sorting into events, and profitable events adopting centrist systems. In multiparty elections, citizens may be able to coordinate vote offerings on majority-preferred applicants, whereas all applicants garner major vote stocks. total, the behavioral concept and its versions produce macroimplications in line with the information on elections, and so they use believable microassumptions in regards to the cognitive capacities of politicians and electorate. A computational version accompanies the ebook and will be used as a device for extra research.

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Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of by Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier, David

By Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier, David A. Hopkins

Brimming with info and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth version of this well known textual content bargains an entire evaluate of the presidential election procedure from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to ultimate voter turnout and go out interviews. the excellent assurance comprises crusade procedure, the series of electoral occasions, and the problems, all from the point of view of some of the actors within the election procedure: electorate, curiosity teams, political events, the media, and the applicants themselves.

Revised to provide scholars the main up to date knowing of the electoral procedure, the fourteenth version of Presidential Elections

  • offers entire assurance of the 2012 election and presidential choice technique alterations for 2016;
  • offers a better specialise in twenty first Century elections and extending celebration polarization;
  • explains the hot 2016 crusade finance principles and their implications;
  • explores the expanding demographic range of the presidential voters and its attainable 2016 impacts;
  • includes perception at the evolution and impression of recent "microtargeting" crusade applied sciences; and
  • presents a revised and up to date research of attainable reforms of the presidential election process.

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The Making of the President 1960 (Harper Perennial Political by Theodore H. White

By Theodore H. White

A Harper Perennial Political vintage, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking nationwide bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential crusade and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative heritage of yankee politics in motion, Theodore White revolutionized the way in which presidential campaigns are mentioned. Now again in print, freshly repackaged, and with a brand new foreword written by means of Robert Dallek, The Making of the President 1960 continues to be the main influential book in regards to the election of John F. Kennedy.

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The 2000 Presidential Election in the South: Partisanship by Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland

By Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland

This quantity is the 5th in a chain of analyses of elections within the South starting with the 1984 basic elections and carrying on with in 1988, 1992, and 1996. whereas the presidential election has been the point of interest, different very important features of latest Southern electoral politics have additionally been tested, together with congressional and country elections in addition to the final prestige of celebration improvement and festival in every one Southern state.Steed and Moreland proceed the overall association plan of the former courses during this quantity, starting with an introductory bankruptcy on basic concerns and heritage, a bankruptcy on presidential primaries, an exam of the actual problems with the 2000 presidential election, and a glance at faith and Southern politics. specialists at the person states then study the contests in every one kingdom, and the quantity concludes with a precis of the teachings to be received from the 2000 election cycle. An definitive paintings for all students, scholars, and researchers concerned with modern Southern politics and presidential elections.

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Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers by Elizabeth McKenna

By Elizabeth McKenna

A lot has been written in regards to the old nature of the Obama crusade. The multi-year, multi-billion buck operation elected the nation's first black president, raised and spent more cash than the other election attempt in heritage, and outfitted the main refined voter focusing on know-how ever ahead of used on a countrywide crusade. what's lacking from so much debts of the crusade is an knowing of the way Obama for the USA recruited, inspired, constructed, and controlled its ambitious military of 2.2 million volunteers. not like prior box campaigns that drew their strength from employees, experts, and paid canvassers, the Obama campaign's means got here from unpaid neighborhood electorate who took accountability for organizing their very own neighborhoods months--and even years--in increase of election day. In so doing, Groundbreakers argues, the crusade engaged voters within the paintings of practising democracy. How did they set up such a lot of volunteers to supply lots beneficial paintings for the crusade? This ebook describes how.

Elizabeth McKenna and Hahrie Han argue that the legacy of Obama for the USA extends past giant information and micro-targeting; it additionally reinvigorated and accelerated conventional versions of box campaigning. Groundbreakers makes the case that the Obama crusade altered conventional floor video games by means of adopting the rules and practices of neighborhood organizing. Drawing on in-depth interviews with OFA box employees and volunteers, this e-book additionally argues key fulfillment of the OFA's box organizing used to be its transformative impression on those that have been part of it. Obama the candidate may have encouraged volunteers to hitch the crusade, however it used to be the pleasant relationships that volunteers had with different people--and their deep trust that their paintings mattered for the paintings of democracy--that stored them energetic.

Groundbreakers documents how the Obama crusade has encouraged a brand new means of working box campaigns, with classes for nationwide and overseas political and civic pursuits.

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