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  • Ebook
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $30.00
  • August 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-64092-2
  • License Term (days): 180
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Campaigns & Elections

Third Edition

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John Sides (Author, George Washington University), Daron Shaw (Author, University of Texas at Austin), Matt Grossmann (Author, Michigan State University), Keena Lipsitz (Author, Queens College, City University of New York)


Thoroughly and rigorously revised and updated through the 2016 elections, Campaigns and Elections, Third Edition, uses a consistent framework to reveal the strategies and choices that face candidates and other practitioners in the American political system.


Rigorously revised and updated through the 2016 elections.

The 2016 election was a pivotal moment in American politics. It pushed political scientists to reassess how campaigns and elections work. As a result, every chapter begins with a key story from the 2016 campaigns and every chapter has been updated throughout with contemporary examples and rich analysis. From the media’s coverage of James Comey to a modern analysis of voter choice, students get the most current perspectives.

Examines all aspects, of modern campaigns and elections in multiple levels of government.

While presidential elections attract the most attention, campaigns and elections influence all levels of American political life. Recognizing this, the authors make sure to show students the diversity of campaigns and the differing perspectives brought by practitioners and academics.

Consistent framework guides student understanding and analysis.

To help students make sense of the topics and perspectives covered in the course, the authors develop a simple analytical framework in Chapter 1. That framework is then employed throughout the remainder of the book. Students are repeatedly encouraged to consider four key attributes of campaigns and elections.

    1: Introduction
    2: The American Electoral Process
    3: The Transformation of American Campaigns
    4: Financing Campaigns
    5: Modern Campaign Strategies
    6: Political Parties
    7: Interest Groups
    8: Media
    9: Presidential Campaigns
    10: Congressional Campaigns
    11: State and Local Campaigns
    12: Voter Participation
    13: Voter Choice
    14: Democracy in Action or a Broken System?