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The Elections of 2016

The Elections of 2016

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May 2017 | 256 pages | CQ Press
Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers a nuanced analysis of yet another momentous cycle of political contests. No other single volume can expose your students to the depth of analysis and expertise in this title. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at the national trends, these contributors captivate students with engaging stories and political drama, while weaving in important scholarship and expert analysis. Available mere months after the election, each chapter, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective as well as a look forward at the implications for the American political system.
Michael Nelson
The Setting: Broadening the Presidential Talent Pool---for Better and Worse
William G. Mayer
The Nominations: The Road to a Much-Disliked General Election
Marc J. Hetherington
The Election: The Allure of the Outsider
Nicole E. Mellow
Voting Behavior: Continuity and Confusion in the Electorate
Marjorie Randon Hershey
The Media: Covering Donald Trump
Marian Currinder
Campaign Finance: Where Big Money Mattered and Where It Didn’t
Gary C. Jacobson
Congress: Nationalized, Polarized, and Partisan
Paul J. Quirk
The Presidency: Donald Trump and the Question of Fitness
Andrew Rudalevige
The Meaning of the 2016 Election: The President as Minority Leader

“The strength is the authors’ ability to integrate political science research into readable essays that are accessible to undergraduates.  Moreover, the articles—and the book—are brief, which is a virtue in an undergraduate class, and all the essays are quite good. I have assigned this book every year in my course on the presidency, and with good reason—it is consistently the best one available on this topic.” 

Matthew Dickinson
Middlebury College

“Past editions of Mike Nelson’s elections series have been excellent in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election. They effectively capture the events of the campaigns and the circumstances leading up to the campaigns.” 

William Field
Rutgers University

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ISBN: 9781506378084

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