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The Elections of 2012

The Elections of 2012

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May 2013 | 202 pages | CQ Press
Bringing together top-flight scholars to reflect on and analyze all aspects of the 2012 elections, editor Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2012 can be counted on to deliver a nuanced breakdown of the outcomes, implications, and consequences of yet another momentous political contest. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at national trends, contributors captivate students with stories and political drama, yet weave in important scholarship and expert analysis. Each selection, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective, as well as a forward look to implications for the political system.
About the Contributors
Michael Nelson
1. 2013 and Beyond: Barack Obama and the Perils of Second-term Presidents
Barry C. Burden
2. The Nominations: Ideology, Timing, and Organization
Marc J. Hetherington
3. The Election: How the Campaign Mattered
Nicole Mellow
4. Voting Behavior: How the Democrats Rejuvenated Their Coalition
Marjorie Randon Hershey
5. The Media: Different Audiences Saw Different Campaigns
Marian Currinder
6. Campaign Finance: Campaigning in a Post-Citizens United Era
Gary C. Jacobson
7. Congress: Partisanship and Polarization
Bruce Nesmith and Paul J. Quirk
8. The Presidency: No Exit from Deadlock
David R. Mayhew
9. The Meaning of the 2012 Election

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ISBN: 9781452239934

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