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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Presidents—United States—Election. I. II. Schier, Steven E. III. Hopkins, David A. IV. Title. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America By Nelson A. Polsby and Aaron Wildavsky— To our grandchildren Benjamin Polsby Stern Eva Miriam Wildavsky Aaron Alexander Wildavsky Edward Polsby Stern Saul Abraham Wildavsky By Steven E. Schier— To my family Mary, Anna and Teresa Schier By David A. Hopkins— To my family and friends Contents Tables, Figures, and Boxes Preface Part I THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT 1 VOTERS Why People Don’t Vote Why People Do Vote: A Theory of Social Connectedness Party Identification as Social Identity Parties as Aggregates of Loyal Voters Ideologies, Candidates, and Issues in the Minds of Voters Changes in Party Identification: Social Habit versus Contemporary Evaluation A Central Strategic Problem: The Attentiveness of Voters 2 GROUPS The Presidential Vote as an Aggregation of Interest Groups Variations among Interest Groups “Special” Interests, Campaign Spending, and Public Interest Groups Political Parties as Organizations Third Parties 3 RULES AND RESOURCES Rules: The Electoral College Thinking about Resources Resources: Money The Beverly Hills Primary Campaign Finance in Presidential Primaries Raising and Spending Money in the General Election Does Money Buy Elections?

Pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4422-5365-0 (cloth : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4422-5367-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4422-5366-7 (electronic) 1. Presidents—United States—Election. I. II. Schier, Steven E. III. Hopkins, David A. IV. Title. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America By Nelson A. Polsby and Aaron Wildavsky— To our grandchildren Benjamin Polsby Stern Eva Miriam Wildavsky Aaron Alexander Wildavsky Edward Polsby Stern Saul Abraham Wildavsky By Steven E.

Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier, and David A. com 10 Thornbury Road, Plymouth PL6 7PP, United Kingdom Copyright © 2016 by The Polsby Family Trust, Steven E. Schier, David A. Hopkins All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Polsby, Nelson W.

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