the almanac of american politics 2012

Download Book The Almanac Of American Politics 2012 in PDF format. You can Read Online The Almanac Of American Politics 2012 here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Almanac Of American Politics 2012

Author : Michael Barone
ISBN : 0226038076
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 58. 26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 874
Read : 685

Get This Book


Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.

The Dynamics Of Southern Politics

Author : Seth C. McKee
ISBN : 9781483313368
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 89. 13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 843
Read : 1331

Get This Book


Taking a hard look at the changing demographics in the American South, The Dynamics of Southern Politics discusses how this region remains exceptional while also addressing how that exceptionalism is eroding. Author Seth McKee tells a historically rich story going back to the end of the Civil War, tracks electoral changes to the present, and explores some of the most significant components contributing to partisan change. Supported by a host of detailed tables and figures, this book pairs a strong historical foundation with an in-depth analysis of the contemporary region.

Color Coded

Author : Walter Nugent
ISBN : 9780806163000
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 68. 46 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 323
Read : 952

Get This Book


The now–staunchly red state of Texas was deep blue in 1950 and had virtually no functioning Republican Party. California, on the other hand, was reliably red. Today, both states have jumped to the opposite end of the political spectrum. Texas is one of the most conservative states, while California has become one of today’s most liberal bastions. These are the most dramatic cases, but notable shifts in voting patterns have occurred throughout the western states in recent decades—shifts so varied and complex that they have, until now, eluded the attention focused on the drastic examples of the South and Northeast. Bringing clarity to the remarkably mixed yet poorly understood map of America’s red, blue, and purple western half, Color Coded presents the first comprehensive history of political change and stability in the region between 1950 and 2016. The West, in Walter Nugent’s analysis, includes nineteen states: the thirteen that the U.S. Census Bureau calls the Western Region—roughly from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific, as well as off-shore Alaska and Hawaii—plus the six Great Plains states from North Dakota south to Texas. Consulting official voting results of more than 5,300 state and national elections, as well as newspaper reports, oral histories, public documents, and other sources, Nugent reveals the ever-shifting patterns that have defined western politics in modern times. Geography, culture, history, political trajectories, and the charisma of key political actors have all played their part in these changes—and will, Nugent asserts, continue to do so for the foreseeable future. A powerful, exhaustively researched study of modern political organization, party development, and shifting voter blocs in the West, Color Coded deftly charts, as well, the profound red-blue tensions that have defined modern America. Returns for the 5,300-plus elections on which the book is based, covering the nineteen western states between 1950 and 2016, are compiled in the book's appendix.

The American Elections Of 2012

Author : Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
ISBN : 9781136332692
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 50. 32 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 812
Read : 200

Get This Book


The 2012 American elections were highly competitive, with the unusually close partisan balance making the elections an opportunity for each of the two major parties. This book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America’s future. In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions. It also explores Congressional elections and policymaking since 2008, and how they affected election results in 2012. The book promises a more coherent focus than that evident in similar edited works, achieved through a limited number of chapters and clear definition of chapter content.

The Turnout Myth

Author : Daron Shaw
ISBN : 9780190089474
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24. 7 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 504
Read : 1137

Get This Book


When voter turnout is high, Democrats have an advantage--or so the truism goes. But, it is true? In The Turnout Myth, Daron Shaw and John Petrocik refute the widely held convention that high voter participation benefits Democrats while low involvement helps Republicans. The authors examine over 50 years of presidential, gubernatorial, Senatorial, and House election data to show that there is no consistent partisan effect associated with voter turnout in national elections. Instead, less-engaged citizens' responses to short-term forces-candidate appeal, issues, scandals, and the like-determine election turnout. Moreover, Republican and Democratic candidates are equally affected by short-term forces. The consistency of these effects suggests that partisan conflict over eligibility, registration, and voting rules and regulations is less important for election outcomes than both sides seem to believe. Featuring powerful evidence and analytical acumen, this book provides a new foundation for thinking about U.S. elections.

Grand Theft History

Author : Ilario Pantano
ISBN : 9781618688736
Genre : History
File Size : 74. 87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 636
Read : 659

Get This Book


The explosive truth about America’s Revolution–a bloody civil war that was won largely in the South–that modern liberals have kept buried until now. At the darkest hour of the American Revolution, in 1780, when there was little reason to hope, the British went down South and overplayed their hand. By burning the bibles of backwoodsmen and threatening their honor, the British ignited a firestorm in the most spectacular, unusual, and decisive battle of the war. Ordinary folk from throughout the Southern colonies spontaneously banded together and rode for hundreds of miles to attack and destroy British forces at King’s Mountain. The killing didn’t stop at King’s Mountain, but the war did. Never heard of the massacre that saved the American Revolution? No idea that liberty was actually won in the South? Red state values of God, guns and guts are being dismantled by leftists airbrushing our past in order to “transform” our future. Grand Theft History features shocking new evidence that exposes the latest battlefield in the culture wars–American history.

The Almanac Of American Politics 2014

Author : Michael Barone
ISBN : 022610530X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 54. 96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 313
Read : 1280

Get This Book


Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.

The Elections Of 2012 Outcomes And Analysis

Author : Chuck McCutcheon
ISBN : 9781452227870
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 29. 6 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 284
Read : 327

Get This Book


This resource helps lecturers get beyond horserace coverage and allows them to help their students really unpack the results of the 2012 elections.

The Past Present And Future Of Southern Politics

Author : Seth C. McKee
ISBN : 9781469607382
Genre : History
File Size : 58. 42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 321
Read : 1172

Get This Book


The apparent partisan stability of contemporary southern politics belies a complex and dynamic process that makes it doubtful one party can persist as the dominant force in the most diverse region of the United States . . . This truly ain't your daddy's Dixie." This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

Congress A To Z

Author : CQ Press,
ISBN : 9781483386270
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 29. 51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 455
Read : 713

Get This Book


Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Sixth Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including social media usage by members of Congress, the politics of recent debt ceiling and deficit spending showdowns with the executive branch, new floor leaders in both chambers, and campaign finance patterns. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress and helps them make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more. Key Features: Available in both electronic and print formats Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress Historical and contemporary photos Detailed appendices, tables, internet addresses, and index

Top Download:

Best Books