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Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Lori Cox Han and Caroline Heldman, editors

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    More >

Religious Identity in US Politics

Religious Identity in US Politics

Matthew R. Miles

While existing scholarship addresses the influence of religious affiliation on political attitudes and behaviors in the United States, a number of puzzling questions remain unanswered. In response, Matthew Miles demonstrates that a more complete conceptualization of religion as a social identity can help to explain many of those puzzles. As he explores the impact, both positive and negative, of    More >

Political Communication in Action: From Theory to Practice

Political Communication in Action: From Theory to Practice

David L. Helfert

From developing effective messages to working with the news media, from writing speeches to tweeting, from crisis communication to the ethics of political communication, and everything in between, Political Communication in Action takes the reader step-by-step through the process. This approachable new text: • Covers both theory and real-world practice • Uses examples and case    More >

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Howard Rahtz

Mass killings. Gang violence. Street crimes. Suicides. Accidental shootings. The United States is enduring a literal epidemic of gun violence. Howard Rahtz, drawing on decades of experience as a police officer all too familiar with the horrors that guns can cause, delves deeply into the nature and impact of this epidemic. Rahtz explores each element of the triangle of ability, desire, and    More >

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Kenneth Newton

What role do the media play in influencing political life and shaping public opinion and behavior? Do they support—or undermine—our democratic beliefs and institutions? Claims about the media’s powerful influence are frequently made, but where is the evidence? Kenneth Newton scrutinizes these complex questions. Recognizing that differing forms of political communication have    More >

The Homelessness Industry: A Critique of US Social Policy

The Homelessness Industry: A Critique of US Social Policy

Elizabeth Beck and Pamela C. Twiss

Homelessness once was considered an aberration. Today it is a normalized feature of US society.  It is also, argue Elizabeth Beck and Pamela Twiss, an industry: the embrace of neoliberal policies and piecemeal efforts to address the problem have ensured a steady production of homeless people, as well as a plethora of disjointed social services that often pathologize individuals instead of    More >

 

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