By extracting the lessons from Cantor’s defeat, Slingshot helps to inform our more general understanding of campaigns & elections. Professor kirby Goidel, Texas A&M University. Incumbents don't lose. Eric cantor’s defeat was not only shocking but it runs against everything we teach in our election courses.
So how did nationally prominent house majority leader eric cantor lose a primary battle to college professor David Brat, an unknown political rookie? In Slingshot: The Defeat of Eric Cantor, authors Lauren Cohen Bell, David Elliot Meyer and Ronald Keith Gaddie take advantage of exceptional behind-the-scenes access to the Brat campaign to explain the challenger’s victory.
They examine the essential need for elected officials to maintain strong support in their home districts and just how Cantor’s focus on climbing the party ranks in Washington contributed to his loss. They also show how local “rules of the game” —particularly voter mobilization in this case—affect elections, and they explore the continuing impact of the Tea Party and its role in the factionalism of current Southern politics.
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The Politics of Gun Control
The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, the San Bernardino incident, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape--especially the Orlando nightclub shootings, and the ongoing legacy of Sandy Hook--placing them in context with similar recent events.
The incidents described in the book sparked a wave of gun control legislation at local, some of which was successful, state, and national levels, some doomed and all controversial. Robert J. Spitzer has long been a recognized authority on gun control and gun policy. His even-handed treatment of the issue--as both a member of the NRA and the Brady Center--continues to compel national and international interest, including interviews by the likes of Terry Gross, Tom Ashbrook and Diane Rehm.
The seventh edition of the politics of gun control provides the reader with up-to-date data and coverage of gun ownership, school shootings, border patrols and new topics including social media, gun deaths, magazine regulation, stand-your-ground laws, and shooting-related mental health initiatives. New to the seventh editionreports on the pivotal 2016 elections, including the rise and victory of one-time gun control supporter-turned gun rights advocate Donald Trump.
The latest data on gun ownership and use, revealing contradictory trends. New developments in the push to allow civilian gun carrying on college campuses, the controversy over so-called "gun-free zones, " and a new examination of restrictions imposed on the Centers for Disease Control.
The American Congress
These recent developments are presented within the context of congressional political history. The ninth edition of this respected textbook provides a fresh perspective and a crisp introduction to congressional politics. Informed by the authors' capitol hill experience and scholarship, leaders, committees, and budget developments, the new edition reflects changes resulting from the November 2014 elections and such developments as a a new majority party in the Senate, b new campaign spending numbers and election outcomes, rules, and c recent political science literature that provides new perspectives on the institution.
The text emphasizes the importance of a strong legislature and has discussion questions and further reading. Alongside clear explanations of congressional rules and the law-making process there are examples from contemporary events and debates that highlight Congress as a group of politicians as well as a law-making body.
We the People Eleventh Edition
The who are americans? theme has been expanded to highlight how Americans from different backgrounds experience politics, and new Who Participates? infographics get students thinking critically about who shapes American politics. Politics is relevant and participation matters. We the people, eleventh edition, sets a new standard for showing how government affects students lives and why it matters who participates.
The textbook, inquizitive course, and free coursepack are organized around chapter learning goals to ensure students learn the nuts and bolts of American government.
The Politics of Congressional Elections
New coauthor, Professor Jamie L. Gary jacobson’s classic text provides students with a comprehensive introduction to congressional elections and the electoral process. Carson of the university of georgia, Congress, political parties, brings to bear new insights into the changing roles of voters, and the media.
Pairing historical data analysis and original research with fundamental concepts of representation and responsibility, The Politics of Congressional Elections presents students with the tools to evaluate representative government, as well as their own role in the electoral process. Based on the latest data from the national election study, the ninth Edition has been brought completely up to date, the Cooperative Congressional Elections Study, and the Federal Election Commission, including coverage and analysis of the 2012 and 2014 elections.
We the People Eleventh Essentials Edition
The who are americans? theme has been expanded to highlight how Americans from different backgrounds experience politics, and new Who Participates? infographics get students thinking critically about who shapes American politics. The textbook, inquizitive course, and free coursepack are organized around chapter learning goals to ensure students learn the nuts and bolts of American government.
Politics is relevant and participation matters. We the people, eleventh edition, sets a new standard for showing how government affects students lives and why it matters who participates.
The Republic AmazonClassics Edition
Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: previously published as The Republic, this edition of The Republic AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.
It is as much a doctrine of ethics and politics now as it was for the ancient Greeks, and its dilemma remains: how to create a perfect society populated by very imperfect human beings. Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy.
The influential dialogues of The Republic helped shape all of Western literature and philosophical thought. What is justice? in plato’s socratic dialogue, The Republic, the citizens of ancient Greece explore the world’s most fundamental question. In search of an ideal civilization, thrasymachus, truth, class, Polemarchus, including justice, Socrates leads Glaucon, and others in debates about various subjects, and art.
A Novel Approach to Politics: Introducing Political Science through Books, Movies, and Popular Culture
Van belle adds a wealth of new and recent movies and books to the text, as he illustrates key concepts in political science through examples that captivate you. Adopters of previous editions from schools all over the country are thanking author Douglas A. This is a textbook you will want to read. Employing a wide range of references from 1984 to Game of Thrones to House of Cards, students are given a solid foundation in institutions, ideology, and economics.
A novel approach to politics turns conventional textbook wisdom on its head by using pop culture references to illustrate key concepts and cover recent political events. Van belle for some of their best student evaluations to date. With this fifth Edition, Douglas A. Van belle brings the book fully up to date with recent events such as Trump’s executive orders on immigration, the 2016 elections in the US, current policy debates including recent court decisions that may affect gerrymandering, international happenings such as Brexit, and other assorted intergalactic matters.
To keep things grounded, including chapter objectives, the textbook nuts and bolts are still there to aid students, bolded key terms, chapter summaries, and discussion questions.
Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods
Practical summaries, recipes for success, exercises, worksheets, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this third edition, comparative politics, gender studies, updated sample research topics come from American government, and international relations.
Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully.
And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, and a glossary. . Students are shown how to craft the right research question, design good tests for their hypotheses, operationalize concepts, find good sources and properly summarize them, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
In writing a research paper in political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component.
Political Behavior in Midterm Elections
Wagner, William H. Flanigan, and Nancy H. Zingale draw on the most recent national election study surveys to offer a close analysis of the key issues and races, including: the outcome of the battle for control of the Senate, Colorado, including races in Iowa, and Alaska; the role of independents in elections, Kansas, particularly in this era of partisan polarization; the influence of record campaign spending on election outcomes; and whether supporting President Obama’s major programs helped or hurt members of Congress.
The perfect update to the classic text, political behavior of the american Electorate, by Flanigan, Zingale, Theiss-Morse, and Wagner, the 2015 edition of Political Behavior in Midterm Elections is available free to students when packaged with the text. . Authors elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Michael W.
What do the 2014 midterm elections mean?" political behavior in Midterm Elections: 2015 Edition, the essential supplement to Political Behavior of the American Electorate, provides the answers.
The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics
Edited by leading scholars Charles S. Rozell, this book has been updated through the 2012 elections to provide the most accurate and useful snapshot of the state of southern politics, and the ways in which they have developed over time. The new politics of the old South, Sixth Edition is available August 2017.
Bullock iiI and Mark J. The southern electorate is a fascinating, dynamic body politic, and the study of its evolution is paramount to understanding the broader political developments occurring at a national level. Paperback isbn 9781538100158now in its fifth edition, the new Politics of the Old South is the best and most comprehensive analysis and history of political behaviors and shifting demographics in America’s southern states.
While accessible to any interested reader, this edition illuminates the South’s essential and growing role in the study, and the story, of American politics.