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A Behavioral Theory of Elections

A Behavioral Theory of Elections

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, and Michael M. Ting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135076
eISBN:
9781400836802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Most theories of elections assume that voters and political actors are fully rational. While these formulations produce many insights, they also generate anomalies—most famously, about turnout. The ... More

Building an American EmpireThe Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Paul Frymer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the politics of the United States' westward expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced ... More

Building the JudiciaryLaw, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Justin Crowe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How did the federal judiciary transcend early limitations to become a powerful institution of American governance? How did the Supreme Court move from political irrelevance to political centrality? ... More

The Cash Ceiling

The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... More

Change They Can't Believe InThe Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163611
eISBN:
9781400852314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163611.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? ... More

The Impression of InfluenceLegislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162614
eISBN:
9781400852666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions—even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? ... More

Improving Public Opinion SurveysInterdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

John H. Aldrich and Kathleen M. McGraw (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The American National Election Studies (ANES) is the premier social science survey program devoted to voting and elections. Conducted during the presidential election years and midterm Congressional ... More

In-Your-Face PoliticsThe Consequences of Uncivil Media

In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Diana C. Mutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, this book provides ... More

Investigating the PresidentCongressional Checks on Presidential Power

Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations ... More

Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local government is the hidden leviathan of American politics: it accounts for nearly a tenth of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its ... More

OversightRepresenting the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Michael D. Minta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book answers the question of whether black and Latino legislators better represent minority interests in Congress than white legislators, and it is the first book on the subject to focus on ... More

Paths Out of DixieThe Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Robert Mickey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The transformation of the American South—from authoritarian to democratic rule—is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped ... More

Predicting the PresidencyThe Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C., III Edwards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were ... More

Presidents and the Dissolution of the UnionLeadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Fred I. Greenstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States witnessed an unprecedented failure of its political system in the mid-nineteenth century, resulting in a disastrous civil war that claimed the lives of an estimated 750,000 ... More

Racial RealignmentThe Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691153872
eISBN:
9781400880973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153872.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few transformations in American politics have been as important as the integration of African Americans into the Democratic Party and the Republican embrace of racial policy conservatism. The story ... More

Red State ReligionFaith and Politics in America's Heartland

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150550
eISBN:
9781400839759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

No state has voted Republican more consistently or widely or for longer than Kansas. To understand red state politics, Kansas is the place. It is also the place to understand red state religion. The ... More

Relentless ReformerJosephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Robyn Muncy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Josephine Roche (1886–1976) was a progressive activist, New Deal policymaker, and businesswoman. As a pro-labor and feminist member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, she shaped the founding ... More

The Reputational PremiumA Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

The Reputational Premium: A Theory of Party Identification and Policy Reasoning

Paul M. Sniderman and Edward H. Stiglitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154145
eISBN:
9781400842551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book presents a new theory of party identification, the central concept in the study of voting. Challenging the traditional idea that voters identify with a political party out of blind ... More

The Soldier and the Changing StateBuilding Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Zoltan Barany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This is the first book to systematically explore, on a global scale, civil–military relations in democratizing and changing states. Looking at how armies supportive of democracy are built, the book ... More

Southern NationCongress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

David A. Bateman, Ira Katznelson, and John S. Lapinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691126494
eISBN:
9781400890149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126494.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. This book examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from ... More

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