Feeding frenzy

how attack journalism has transformed American politics
Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Free Pr
ISBN: 9780029276358
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 306
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Shows how attack journalism, attempts to discredit politicians due to personal behavior, has diverted the public's attention from real issues, discouraged worthy candidates, and damaged the press itself

Feeding Frenzy

Attack Journalism and American Politics
Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Lanahan Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 202
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Dirty Little Secrets

The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics
Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Crown Publishers
ISBN: 9780812924992
Category: Social Science
Page: 430
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An in-depth analysis of American political corruption reveals how politicians are manipulating, evading, and breaking the law to stay in power; explains how money affects elections; and describes the rise to power of Newt Gingrich and the activities of GOPAC and the Christian Coalition. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

A More Perfect Constitution

Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation
Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802777560
Category: History
Page: 352
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A More Perfect Constitution presents creative and dynamic proposals from one of the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our Constitution and American governance at a time when such change is urgently needed, given the growing dysfunction and unfairness of our political system . Combining idealism and pragmatism, and with full respect for the original document, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking ideas range from the length of the president's term in office and the number and terms of Supreme Court justices to the vagaries of the antiquated Electoral College, and a compelling call for universal national service-all laced through with the history behind each proposal and the potential impact on the lives of ordinary people. Aware that such changes won't happen easily, but that the original Framers fully expected the Constitution to be regularly revised, Sabato urges us to engage in the debate and discussion his ideas will surely engender. During a presidential election year, no book is more relevant or significant than this.

Becoming a Candidate

Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office
Author: Jennifer L. Lawless
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521767490
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 279
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This book is about political ambition - who has it, how it is fostered and how it evolves.

It Still Takes A Candidate

Why Women Don’t Run for Office
Author: Jennifer L. Lawless,Richard L. Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139490982
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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It Still Takes A Candidate serves as the only systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study, a national survey conducted of almost 3,800 'potential candidates' in 2001 and a second survey of more than 2,000 of these same individuals in 2008, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elective office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations and over time.

The Bellwether

Why Ohio Picks the President
Author: Kyle Kondik
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780821422076
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
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Since 1896, Ohio voters have failed to favor the next president only twice (in 1944 and 1960). Time after time, Ohio has found itself in the thick of the presidential race, and 2016 is shaping up to be no different. What about the Buckeye State makes it so special? In The Bellwether, Kyle Kondik, managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, blends data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential results and why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. Part history, part journalism, this entertaining and astute guide proposes that Ohio has been the key state in the Electoral College for more than a century and examines what the idea of the swing state has come to mean. In discussing the evidence, Kondik uses the state’s oft-mentioned status as a microcosm of the nation as a case study to trace the evolution of the American electorate, and identifies which places in Ohio have the most influence on the statewide result. Finally, he delves into the answer to the question voting Ohioans consider every four years: Will their state remain a bellwether, or is their ability to pick the president on its way out?

Second Treatise of Government


Author: John Locke,C. B. Macpherson
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844963
Category: Political science
Page: 148
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The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since.

Race Matters


Author: Cornel West
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807009727
Category: Social Science
Page: 108
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First published in 1993 on the one-year anniversary of the L.A. riots, Race Matters has since become an American classic. Beacon Press is proud to present this hardcover edition with a new introduction by Cornel West. The issues that it addresses are as controversial and urgent as before, and West's insights remain fresh, exciting, and timely. Now more than ever, Race Matters is a book for all Americans—one that will help us build a genuine multiracial democracy.

Man Is by Nature a Political Animal

Evolution, Biology, and Politics
Author: Peter K. Hatemi,Rose McDermott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226319113
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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In Man Is by Nature a Political Animal, Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott bring together a diverse group of contributors to examine the ways in which evolutionary theory and biological research are increasingly informing analyses of political behavior. Focusing on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical frameworks of a variety of biological approaches to political attitudes and preferences, the authors consider a wide range of topics, including the comparative basis of political behavior, the utility of formal modeling informed by evolutionary theory, the genetic bases of attitudes and behaviors, psychophysiological methods and research, and the wealth of insight generated by recent research on the human brain. Through this approach, the book reveals the biological bases of many previously unexplained variances within the extant models of political behavior. The diversity of methods discussed and variety of issues examined here will make this book of great interest to students and scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of this emerging approach to the study of politics and behavior.

What a Book Can Do

The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring
Author: Priscilla Coit Murphy
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495821
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
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In 1962, the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sparked widespread public debate on the hazards of pesticide abuse for humans and their environment. This work explores how a newsmaking book enabled a single voice of warning to gain the attention of the entire country, and beyond.

The Kennedy Half-Century

The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy
Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402823
Category: History
Page: 623
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An original and illuminating narrative revealing John F. Kennedy's lasting influence on America, by the acclaimed political analyst Larry J. Sabato.

Hyperdemocracy


Author: S. Welch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137099178
Category: Political Science
Page: 217
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This book argues that a well-educated citizenry and freer flow of information has contributed to a state of "hyperdemocracy" which impedes itself. This book applies the idea of 'reflexive modernization' to democratic theory, setting out a new perspective on the challenges democracy faces.

The Politics of the Presidency, Revised 8th Edition


Author: Joseph A Pika,John Anthony Maltese
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452239940
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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In the most up-to-date core text available on the presidency, Pika and Maltese once again deliver their comprehensive-and accessible-analysis of the presidency. Never losing sight of the foundations of the office, the authors maintain a balance between historical context and contemporary scholarship on the U.S. executive. A solid foundation for any presidency course, the revised eighth edition features a new chapter on the 2012 election and analysis of Obama's challenges as a second-term president in an entrenched partisan environment.