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Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama

Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama

Robert C. Smith and Richard A. Seltzer

Robert Smith and Richard Seltzer offer fresh insights on the decisive, and often surprising, role of presidents and presidential candidates in polarizing US politics.     In a rich, multidimensional narrative, the authors show how presidential rhetoric and policies have served to divide voters along lines of class, party, race, and region. They also underscore the enduring    More >

Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama

James Lance Taylor

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Black nationalism. Is it an outdated political strategy? Or, as James Taylor argues in his rich, sweeping analysis, a logical response to the failure of post–civil rights politics? Taylor offers a provocative assessment of the contemporary relevance and interpretation of black nationalism as both a school of thought and a mode of mobilization.    More >

Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama
Polarized Politics: The Impact of Divisiveness in the US Political System

Polarized Politics: The Impact of Divisiveness in the US Political System

William Crotty, editor

What are the consequences of political polarization in the United States? Are citizens' interests adequately represented when divisive politics are the norm? What ideologies—and entrenched institutions—perpetuate these divisions, and what social groups are most affected? Answering these questions, Polarized Politics is a major contribution to our understanding of the causes,    More >

Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change

Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon

Since 1916, when the first woman was elected to the US Congress, fewer than 10 percent of all members have been women. Why is this number so extraordinarily small? And how has the presence of women in the electoral arena changed over the past hundred years? Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simon combine a rich analytical narrative, data on nearly 40,000 candidates, and colorful stories from the campaign    More >

Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change
How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy

How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy

Elaine C. Kamarck

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! How do transformative changes in public policy take place? Why do some issues rise to the top of the political agenda, while others are completely ignored? What makes some major policy initiatives succeed—at times, even when the odds are decidedly against them—while others fail or languish for decades? Answering those questions is the purpose of    More >

 

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