Download New Directions in Campaigns and Elections by Stephen K. Medvic PDF

By Stephen K. Medvic

The floor upon which campaigns and elections are contested has been transferring swiftly within the final decade. Radical and ongoing adjustments to the best way elections are administered and campaigns are financed; new techniques to polling, crusade administration and ads, and voter mobilization; and up to date advancements within the association of political events and curiosity teams, the operation of the media, and the habit of citizens require shut exam. New instructions in Campaigns and Elections courses scholars during the tangle of contemporary advancements in real-world politics drawing at the insights of cutting edge scholarship on those topics.

More than the other features of yankee politics, campaigns and elections were affected—in many situations transformed—by new verbal exchange applied sciences, a ordinary topic through the quantity. This tightly prepared number of unique contributions increases vital normative questions, grounds scholars’ pondering in leading edge empirical study, and balances utilized politics with scholarly insights. Like different volumes within the New instructions in American Politics sequence, the targeted exploration of the newest advancements throughout a accomplished diversity of subject matters makes this an incredible better half for college students desirous to comprehend the speedily altering political surroundings of the U.S. electoral process.

Show description

Read or Download New Directions in Campaigns and Elections PDF

Similar elections books

Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present

Because the very delivery of democracy in historic Greece, the easy act of balloting has given upward push to mathematical paradoxes that experience questioned a few of the maximum philosophers, statesmen, and mathematicians. Numbers Rule lines the epic quest through those thinkers to create a extra ideal democracy and adapt to the ever-changing calls for that every new iteration areas on our democratic associations.

Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice

In an international the place internet providers could make real-time info available to somebody, how can the govt leverage this openness to enhance its operations and bring up citizen participation and knowledge? via a set of essays and case experiences, prime visionaries and practitioners either in and out of presidency proportion their principles on easy methods to in achieving and direct this rising international of on-line collaboration, transparency, and participation.

Obama Does Globalistan

This essay is a better half to my very own Globalistan, released in early 2007, which I outlined as a warped geopolitical shuttle publication. I argued then that during a context of re-medievalization - the area fragmented into "stans" - we're now residing an intestinal struggle, an undeclared international civil warfare. Borrowing from Zygmunt Bauman's suggestion of liquid modernity, I referred to as it Liquid struggle - and never merely as a result international scramble for "black gold" oil and "blue gold" fuel.

Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election

Veteran journalist David Corn—Washington Bureau leader for mom Jones journal and long island instances bestselling writer of Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush—now brings us  Showdown, the dramatic inside of tale of Barack Obama’s struggle to avoid wasting his presidency. With Bob Woodward-esque perception and narrative aptitude, Corn takes readers into the White condo and at the back of the political scenes through the beleaguered president’s pivotal 3rd 12 months, and explores the main earth-shaking occasions of the Obama presidency—from the sport altering 2010 elections to the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling conflict with Congressional Republicans, the killing of Osama bin encumbered and past.

Additional info for New Directions in Campaigns and Elections

Example text

This centralization could provide relief to LEOs to focus less of their energy on technology-­related issues and devote more time to local aspects: registration processes, poll worker development, etc. The local level of election administration is necessary because there are many features of election administration that are ill-­suited to centralization. Election Administration: Setting the Rules 15 Selecting precinct poll locations would be a very difficult task to handle remotely; proper site selection is dependent on local knowledge of neighborhoods, traffic patterns, and building specifications.

Senate contests, and the sources of funds for incumbents Campaign Finance: The Regulatory Environment 23 running for Congress are different than for challengers or open-­seat candidates. Similarly, the sources of funding for political parties have been somewhat different for Democrats than for Republicans, and have altered with changes in federal law. Presidential campaigns since BCRA have been largely funded by individuals. Individuals contributed 88 percent of the money raised by Democratic nominee Barack Obama and 54 percent of the money raised by Republican nominee John McCain.

Political parties are a secondary funder of campaigns and elections, but their sources of funding include all of those listed above. A trade union, for example, can make contributions to a candidate, to a political party, and to other interest groups. A core question in researching campaign finance has always been to follow the money from its source to those spending the money to persuade and mobilize voters. S. S. Senate contests, and the sources of funds for incumbents Campaign Finance: The Regulatory Environment 23 running for Congress are different than for challengers or open-­seat candidates.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 9 votes