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Download E-books Every Vote Counts: A Practical Guide to Choosing the Next President PDF

By Chris Katsaropoulos

The 2000 Presidential election was once made up our minds through a margin of simply 269 votes, yet approximately a hundred million eligible american citizens didn't solid a poll. This 12 months, do not take a seat at the sidelines - make your voice heard!

Every Vote Counts: a realistic consultant to picking the following President teaches you what you must be aware of to make an educated selection within the presidential election on November 2, 2004. This quick-hitting advisor bargains impartial profiles of the 3 major applicants - George W. Bush, John Kerry, and Ralph Nader - aiding you recognize the political and private studies that experience formed them, and their positions on modern-day key matters. The booklet additionally prepares you for the onslaught of media assurance and crusade method that American citizens will suffer within the coming months. With the aid of this e-book, you will be built to battle through the mudslinging, ads, and opinion polls, and choose which candidate really merits your vote on election day.

  • Clear, concise info on how the presidential election technique works - from what number electoral votes each one country can solid, to what the registration and vote casting rules are on your state.
  • Find out what impression the media, political motion committees, and crusade strategists play in getting a candidate to the White condo and the way you will get to the reality in the back of it all.
  • Biographical chapters on all the 3 major applicants contain how they bought to the place they're at the present time, and the place they're situated on significant matters just like the economic system and the struggle in Iraq.
  • Unsure of who the precise candidate is? Take the candidate fit survey and discover who stands up for what you suspect in.

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Download E-books Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections (Series in Political Psychology) PDF

By Maria Elizabeth Grabe

Image chew Politics is the 1st e-book to systematically investigate the visible presentation of presidential applicants in community information assurance of elections and to attach those visible photographs with shifts in public opinion. providing the result of a entire visible research of common election information from 1992-2004, encompassing 4 presidential campaigns, the authors spotlight the remarkably powerful impact of tv photographs by way of comparing leaders. The ebook attracts from quite a few disciplines, together with political technological know-how, behavioral biology, cognitive neuroscience, and media stories, to enquire the visible framing of elections in an incisive, clean, and interdisciplinary style. in addition, the publication offers findings which are counterintuitive and problem largely held assumptions--yet are supported by means of systematic facts. for instance, Republicans obtain regularly extra favorable visible remedy than Democrats, countering the traditional knowledge of a "liberal media bias"; and photograph bites are extra commonplace, and in a few elections stronger, in shaping voter reviews of applicants than sound bites. ultimately, the authors offer a beginning for selling visible literacy between information audiences and produce the significance of visible research to the vanguard of research.

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Download E-books The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls PDF

By David W. Moore

With a brand new afterword through the writer

Drawing on over a decade's event on the Gallup ballot and a distinct educational occupation in survey examine, David W. Moore—praised as a "scholarly crusader" by way of the New York Times—reveals that pollsters do not document public opinion, they manufacture it. during this hugely serious booklet, he describes the questionable strategies pollsters use to create poll-driven information stories-including force-feeding respondents, slanting the wording of questions, and ignoring public lack of knowledge on even the main arcane matters. greater than facts that the numbers do lie, The Opinion Makers essentially and convincingly spells out how pressing it really is that we make polls convey on their promise to watch, now not manage, the heart beat of democracy.

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Download E-books The Popular Front in Europe PDF

Out of the social and fiscal turmoil of Europe within the Nineteen Thirties, the preferred entrance emerged because the spearhead of the left's bid to prevent fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the delivery of the preferred entrance this edited assortment assesses the effect of the assumption of bourgeois-proletarian alliance at the ecu left as a complete. It additionally examines the destiny of the preferred entrance governments, either in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, the place the sour strife over social and monetary reform erupted into open civil conflict.

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Download E-books The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown PDF

By Richard L. Hasen

In 2000, quite a few hundred votes out of thousands solid within the kingdom of Florida separated Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush from his Democratic opponent, Al Gore. the end result of the election rested on Florida's 25 electoral votes, and felony wrangling endured for 36 days. Then, all at once, probably the most arguable ultimate courtroom judgements in U.S. heritage, Bush v. Gore, reduce brief the conflict. because the Florida debacle now we have witnessed a partisan struggle over election ideas. Election litigation has skyrocketed, and election time brings out inevitable accusations by means of political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. those allegations have shaken public self assurance, as campaigns installation “armies of legal professionals” and the partisan press revs up whilst elections are anticipated to be shut and the stakes are high.

Richard L. Hasen, a revered authority on election legislation, chronicles and analyzes the battles over election ideas from 2000 to the current. From a nonpartisan viewpoint he explores the emerging variety of election-related proceedings and costs of voter fraud in addition to the decline of public self assurance in reasonable effects. He explains why destiny election disputes might be worse than earlier ones—more acrimonious, extra distorted by way of unsubstantiated allegations, and amplified by way of social media. No reader will fail to finish with Hasen that election reform is an pressing precedence, one who calls for the eye of conscientious electorate and their elected representatives.

Also available: The Fraudulent Fraud Squad, an e-excerpt from The balloting Wars
Released February 2012   9780300187489   $1.99

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Download E-books Voting in Old and New Democracies PDF

By Paul A. Beck

Voting in previous and New Democracies examines vote casting habit and its determinants in accordance with 26 surveys from 18 international locations on 5 continents among 1992 and 2008. It systematically analyzes the effect on vote casting selection of elements rooted within the at present dominant techniques to the examine of electoral habit, yet provides to this research components brought or reintroduced into this box by way of the Comparative nationwide Elections venture (CNEP)―socio-political values, and political verbal exchange via media, own dialogue, and organizational intermediaries. It demonstrates empirically that those long-neglected components have major political impression in lots of nations that prior experiences have neglected, whereas "economic balloting" is insignificant in so much elections as soon as long term partisan attitudes are considered. Its exam of electoral turnout reveals that the most powerful predictor is participation by way of different relations, demonstrating the significance of intermediation. one other bankruptcy surveys cross-national adaptations in styles of intermediation, and examines the effect of normal social tactics (such as socioeconomic and technological modernization), country-specific elements, and individual-level attitudinal components as determinants of these styles. Complementing its cross-national comparative research is an in depth longitudinal case research of 1 kingdom over 25 years. ultimately, it examines the level of aid for democracy in addition to major cross-national modifications in how democracy is known by means of citizens.

Written in a transparent and obtainable type, Voting in outdated and New Democracies considerably advances our realizing of citizen attitudes and behaviour in election settings.

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Download E-books Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy (Oxford Studies in Digital Politics) PDF

By Daniel Kreiss

Given the complex kingdom of electronic know-how and social media, one could imagine that the Democratic and Republican events will be quite well-matched when it comes to their know-how uptake and class. yet as earlier presidential campaigns have proven, this isn't the case. So what explains this unusual disparity?

Political scientists have proven that Republicans successfully used the tactic of occasion development and networking to achieve crusade and electoral virtue through the 20th century. In Prototype Politics, Daniel Kreiss argues that modern campaigning has entered a brand new technology-intensive period that the Democratic occasion has engaged not to basically achieve traction opposed to the Republicans, yet to form the hot electoral context and outline what electoral participation skill within the twenty-first century.

Prototype Politics provides an analytical framework for figuring out why and the way campaigns are newly "technology-intensive," and why electronic media, facts, and analytics are on the vanguard of up to date electoral dynamics. The booklet discusses the significance of infrastructure, the contexts during which technological innovation occurs, and the way the collective making of prototypes shapes events and their technological futures. Drawing on an research of the careers of 629 presidential crusade staffers from 2004-2012, in addition to interviews with get together elites on either side of the aisle, Prototype Politics information how and why the Democrats invested extra in expertise, have been in a position to allure staffers with really expert services to paintings in electoral politics, and based an array of companies to diffuse technological ideas down poll and throughout election cycles. Taken jointly, this booklet indicates how the variations among the main social gathering campaigns on reveal in 2012 have been formed via their institutional histories when you consider that 2004, in addition to that in their prolonged community of allied agencies. within the technique, this booklet argues that students have to know how technological improvement round politics occurs in time and the way the dynamics on show in the course of presidential cycles are the end result of longer processes.

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Download E-books Reassessing the Incumbency Effect PDF

By Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Incumbents within the U.S. residence of Representatives have most likely elevated their vote possibilities in contemporary many years, elevating questions on the efficacy of elections in making contributors responsive. The proof, although, shows there was no development within the electoral fortunes of incumbents within the final 50 years. in basic terms Republicans have stronger their electoral fortunes because of realignment. This invaluable publication offers a really assorted interpretation of ways incumbents have fared in contemporary many years, and the translation is supported by way of non-technical information research and presentation.

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Download E-books Lenin's Electoral Strategy from 1907 to the October Revolution of 1917: The Ballot, the Streets_or Both PDF

This ebook is the 1st full-length research of Lenin's celebration development undertaking and writings on elections, having a look intimately at his management of the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic hard work occasion within the 4 country Dumas from 1906 to the start of the 1st international conflict.

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