The Road to the White House 2016

The Road to the White House 2016
Author: Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN: 1305537505
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to the White House 2016 Book Excerpt:

THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE 2016 discusses the legal, political, and financial framework in which the presidential election occurs; the process by which the parties nominate their standard bearers and position themselves for the general election; the strategies, tactics, and operations of the presidential campaigns; the news media's role; and the attitudes, opinions, and decisions of the voters and what those decisions augur for policy and government once the election is over. This edition emphasizes the changes that have revolutionized electoral politics in recent years, including the flood of money to and from Super PACs, instantaneous communications, digital campaigning, and microtargeting messaging. It also offers updates and insights on topics pertinent to every presidential election, such as the nomination and Electoral College systems, news coverage, television debates, political commercials, partisan appeals, voting patterns, and election forecasts, polls, and analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Road to the White House 2020

The Road to the White House 2020
Author: Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 0357136063
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to the White House 2020 Book Excerpt:

THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE 2020 explores the legal, political and financial framework in which the presidential election occurs; the process by which the parties nominate candidates and position themselves for the general election; the strategies, tactics and operations of the presidential campaigns; the news media’s role; and the attitudes, opinions and decisions of the voters and what those decisions augur for policy and government after the election. This edition emphasizes changes that revolutionized electoral politics in recent years, including the flood of money to and from Super PACs, instantaneous communications, digital campaigning and microtargeting messaging. It also offers updates and insights on the nomination and Electoral College systems, news coverage, television debates, political commercials, partisan appeals, voting patterns and election forecasts, polls and analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Parties and Elections in America

Parties and Elections in America
Author: Mark D. Brewer,L. Sandy Maisel
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1538136074
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parties and Elections in America Book Excerpt:

This classic text provides an in-depth examination and history of American political parties and their critical role in representative democracy at the local, state, and national levels.

S electing the President

 S electing the President
Author: Michael L. Mezey
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1315450844
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S electing the President Book Excerpt:

Selecting political leaders by popular election is an unquestioned hallmark of representative democracies—the institutional manifestation of Lincoln’s promise of a government of the people and by the people. But in 2016, Lincoln’s promise seems to have given way to Hamilton’s nightmare—with his worries that popular elections would produce demagogues who paid an "obsequious court to the people," appealing to their passions and prejudices rather than to their reason. This book examines the commitment to the widest level of participation among the largest number of citizens in the selection of the president. It looks at two salient characteristics of our current presidential election environment that bring the wisdom of this commitment into question: the declining influence of political parties and the communication revolution in the form of the internet, social media, and cable television. Ultimately, Mezey asks whether our now fully democratized presidential selection process has in fact diminished the quality of our presidential candidates and the campaigns they run, whether the turn to demagoguery that the founders feared has materialized, what the consequences of our presidential selection process have been for American government, and whether or not it would be valuable to rethink our wholehearted commitment to popular election of the president. His answers do not topple our commitment to popular elections but rather point the way toward improving the quality of both participation and democracy.

The Road to Dawn

The Road to Dawn
Author: Jared A. Brock
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1541773934
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Dawn Book Excerpt:

A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin. -He rescued 118 enslaved people -He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London -Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle -Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him at the White House -He helped start a freeman settlement, called Dawn, that was known as one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad -He was immortalized in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that Abraham Lincoln jokingly blamed for sparking the Civil War But before all this, Josiah Henson was brutally enslaved for more than forty years. Author-filmmaker Jared A. Brock retraces Henson's 3,000+ mile journey from slavery to freedom and re-introduces the world to a forgotten figure of the Civil War era, along with his accompanying documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Danny Glover. The Road to Dawn is a ground-breaking biography lauded by leaders at the NAACP, the Smithsonian, senators, authors, professors, the President of Mauritius, and the 21st Prime Minister of Canada, and will no doubt restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history.

Madam President

Madam President
Author: Lori Cox Han,Caroline Heldman
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781626378872
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madam President Book Excerpt:

Scholars and pundits alike have spent more than a little time speculating about why Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump in 2016. Their conclusions may differ, but few would disagree that Clinton's nomination by a major party changed the political landscape in significant ways-nor that the results of the 2016 election provoked a large number of women to run for office at all levels of government. The genie is out of the bottle.In this context, the authors of Madam President? critically analyze the barriers facing women on the road to the White House-from gender stereotyping to biased media coverage, the conflation of masculinity and the presidency, gendered conceptions of leadership, and more.

The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election

The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election
Author: Rachel Bitecofer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 3319619764
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election Book Excerpt:

This book explains the 2016 presidential election through a strategic focus. In the primaries both parties faced challenges from insurgent outsiders riding waves of populist fervor in the electorate, but only the Democrats were able to steer the nomination into the hands of their establishment favorite. Why weren’t Republican elites able to stop Donald Trump from hijacking their party’s nomination? Why did Hillary Clinton come up short on Election Day despite the fact that nearly everyone expected her to win after her opponent ran a haphazard campaign plagued by scandal after scandal? The research presented here argues that the Clinton campaign conducted the nearly perfect execution of the wrong electoral strategy, costing her the Electoral College and her chance to become America’s first female president.

Debating the Presidency

Debating the Presidency
Author: Richard J. Ellis,Michael Nelson
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN: 1544390696
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Presidency Book Excerpt:

The study of the presidency—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served—has generated a great body of research and scholarship. What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay—written in the form of a debate resolution— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive.

White Trash

White Trash
Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2017-01-05
ISBN: 1786492997
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Trash Book Excerpt:

The New York Times Bestseller A ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity. In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics - a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; they are now offered up as entertainment in reality TV shows, and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the centre of major political debates over the character of the American identity. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society - where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility - and forces a nation to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class.

The Psychology of Political Communicators

The Psychology of Political Communicators
Author: Ofer Feldman,Sonja Zmerli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN: 0429947305
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Political Communicators Book Excerpt:

In this timely study, Ofer Feldman, Sonja Zmerli, and their team of experts shed light on the multiple ways communication affects political behavior and attitudes. Written for students and scholars alike, The Psychology of Political Communicators uses examples from the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to examine the nature, characteristics, content, and reception of communication in three major areas of discourse: The style and nature of language used by political actors in the national and international arenas The discourse used in nationalist populist movements and during negative campaigns The rhetoric of the media as it tries to frame politics, political events, and political actors Collectively, the essays form a solid foundation on which to understand the different roles language plays in the conduct of politics, the way in which these roles are performed in various situations in different societies and cultures, and the political outcomes of verbal behavior. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political psychology and communication studies.

Presidential Leadership

Presidential Leadership
Author: George C. Edwards III,Kenneth R. Mayer,Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN: 1538136112
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidential Leadership Book Excerpt:

"Eleventh edition à 2020. Tenth edition 2018. Ninth edition 2014"--T.p. verso.

American Government Essentials Edition Institutions and Policies

American Government  Essentials Edition  Institutions and Policies
Author: James Q. Wilson,John J. DiIulio, Jr.,Meena Bose,Matthew S. Levendusky
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 0357241096
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Government Essentials Edition Institutions and Policies Book Excerpt:

The Essentials Edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government

American Government
Author: Cal Jillson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN: 1000053083
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Government Book Excerpt:

American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time, but few would deny that fears for its fate have deepened in just the past few years. We assume that our political institutions will limit and contain contemporary populism, just as the Founders intended and as they have in the past, but will they? An increasingly polarized electorate, urging their representatives to fight and never to compromise, may be stressing Constitutional limits. This new edition offers to help American government teachers lead their students to a nuanced theoretical and practical understanding of what is happening in the politics of their Constitutional democracy today. New to the Second Edition Further develops and highlights the distinguishing theme of the book, "Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure," in light of Trump Administration events over the last two years. Expands coverage of all media aspects including fake news, social media, responsible journalism, and related topics including foreign manipulation of the news. Includes the most recent election results. Addresses issues specific to the Trump Administration including unique coverage of the 25th Amendment, cabinet instability, election interferences, executive power and unitary action, and impact on the courts. Updates in all tables, figures, suggested readings plus photo updates throughout.

The Rules and Politics of American Primaries A State by State Guide to Republican and Democratic Primaries and Caucuses

The Rules and Politics of American Primaries  A State by State Guide to Republican and Democratic Primaries and Caucuses
Author: Andrew E. Busch
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1440859043
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rules and Politics of American Primaries A State by State Guide to Republican and Democratic Primaries and Caucuses Book Excerpt:

Provides an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and political observers who want a comprehensive picture of the past and present of the U.S. presidential nominating system across every state. In 2020, the parties will again nominate their candidates for president. Those nominations will play out in a complicated system of federal law, state law, national party rules, state party rules, and informal norms that have developed over decades. This resource provides a roadmap for understanding the rules of the game and the ways in which they impact elections and politics across the United States. This reference work is organized in two parts. Part I consists of a series of short thematic essays discussing topics such as what primaries and caucuses are, what the difference between open and closed primaries is, varying methods used by the parties for delegate selection, and how campaign finance works in the primaries. Part II consists of a state-by-state description of recent primary/caucus history and the methods currently used for delegate selection by Democrats and Republicans in each state. Comprehensively examines the development and current features of the presidential nominating system Authoritatively and objectively summarizes debates and controversies over the rules, operations, and influence of primaries and caucuses Provides a rich historical background, including primary or caucus results from 2000–2016 for each state, DC, and the territories Contains detailed information on parties' 2020 methods of delegate selection in each state, DC, and the territories

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020
Author: Jonathan Bernstein,Casey B. K. Dominguez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1538131099
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 Book Excerpt:

A political junkie’s guide to the 2020 presidential race Based on original analysis from leading experts on presidential elections, Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 describes all of the systematic aspects of the nomination campaign today: party rules, fundraising, media attention, voter coalitions, prospects for female candidates, and more. The contributors carefully consider the nature of modern political parties and the ways that expanded parties affect the dynamics of the campaign. The analysis is current up to the 2016 election, including a thorough examination of the most fascinating candidate of recent times: Donald Trump. The only authoritative book on the all-important nominating process, Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 will be valuable for college courses at all levels as well as practitioners and political junkies who want to understand the fundamental forces that shape nomination campaigns in the modern era.

Meme Wars

Meme Wars
Author: Joan Donovan,Emily Dreyfuss,Brian Friedberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2022-09-20
ISBN: 1635578647
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meme Wars Book Excerpt:

A groundbreaking investigation into the digital underworld, where far-right operatives wage wars against mainstream America, from a masterful trio of experts in media and tech. Memes have long been dismissed as inside jokes with no political importance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Memes are bedrock to the strategy of conspiracists such as Alex Jones, provocateurs like Milo Yiannopoulos, white nationalists like Nick Fuentes, and tacticians like Roger Stone. While the media and most politicians struggle to harness the organizing power of the internet, the “redpill right” weaponizes memes, pushing conspiracy theories and disinformation into the mainstream to drag people down the rabbit hole. These meme wars stir strong emotions, deepen partisanship, and get people off their keyboards and into the streets--and the steps of the US Capitol. Meme Wars is the first major account of how “Stop the Steal” went from online to real life, from the wires to the weeds. Leading media expert Joan Donovan, PhD, veteran tech journalist Emily Dreyfuss, and cultural ethnographer Brian Friedberg pull back the curtain on the digital war rooms in which a vast collection of antiesablishmentarians bond over hatred of liberal government and media. Together as a motley reactionary army, they use memes and social media to seek out new recruits, spread ideologies, and remake America according to their desires. A political thriller with the substance of a rigorous history, Meme Wars is the astonishing story of how extremists are yanking our culture and politics to the right. And it's a warning that if we fail to recognize these powerful undercurrents, the great meme war for the soul of America will soon be won.

The Big Cheat

The Big Cheat
Author: David Cay Johnston
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1982178051
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Cheat Book Excerpt:

Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter and dean of Trumpologists David Cay Johnston reveals years of eye-popping financial misdeeds by Donald Trump and his family. While the world watched Donald Trump’s presidency in horror or delight, few noticed that his lifelong grifting quietly continued. Less than forty minutes after taking the oath of office, Trump began turning the White House into a money machine for himself, his family, and his courtiers. More than $1.7 billion flowed into Donald Trump’s bank accounts during his four years as president. Foreign governments rented out whole floors of his hotel five blocks from the White House while lobbyists conducted business in the hotel’s restaurants. Payday lenders and other trade groups moved their annual conventions to Trump golf resorts. And individual favor seekers joined his private Mar-a-Lago club with its $200,000 admission fee in hopes of getting a few minutes with the President. Despite earning more than $1 million every day he was in office, Trump left the White House as he arrived—hard up for cash. More than $400 million in debt comes due by 2024, and Trump still lacks the resources to pay it back. “Few people are as well positioned to write an exposé of the former president as Johnston” (The Washington Post), and The Big Cheat offers a guided tour of how money flowed in and out of Trump’s hundreds of enterprises, showing in simple terms how a corrupt president used our government for his benefit, even putting national security at risk. Johnston details the four most recent years of the corruption that has defined the Trump family since 1885 and reveals the costs of Trump’s extravagant lifestyle for American taxpayers.

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election
Author: Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1351383809
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election Book Excerpt:

The 2016 elections are over, but the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a 'rigged system,' voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the popular vote count all lead to a common question and concern: Is this any way to run a democratic election? New to the Sixth Edition New data and timely illustrations from the 2016 elections. Social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and their impact. Fake news vs. more objective and traditional election news coverage. Election integrity in the face of hacking, rumoring, and instantaneous news. Money—the role of Super PACs and billionaire donors as well as candidates. Updates and refinements to pedagogical features including chapter introductions, end of chapter exercises, and online references in the suggested readings.

Conventional Wisdom and American Elections

Conventional Wisdom and American Elections
Author: Jody C. Baumgartner,Peter L. Francia
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN: 1442254882
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conventional Wisdom and American Elections Book Excerpt:

Many students develop misinformed opinions about the American electoral process. Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths and Misconceptions debunks some of the more common misunderstandings that have arisen about the electoral process in the past few decades. This book engages students in elections and politics and teaches them to evaluate information like a political scientist. The third edition looks forward to the 2016 election with new, more contemporary myths addressed and a new chapter on voter fraud and identification.

American Politics and Society

American Politics and Society
Author: David McKay
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1119167558
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Politics and Society Book Excerpt:

Now in its ninth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring developments characterized by the deepest ideological divisions in recent memory Features new chapters on the performance of the Obama presidency and the polarization of American politics Focuses on the divisive ideological climate that now dominates American politics and which was exemplified by the bitter and polarized 2016 presidential election campaign Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective