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Campaigns & Elections: Rules, Reality, Strategy, Choice Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0393932621 ISBN-10: 0393932621 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (October 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393932621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393932621
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Sides (George Washington University) studies elections, political campaigns, voter behavior, and public opinion. His work has appeared in numerous major journals. He is a founder of and contributor to The Monkey Cage, a popular political science blog.

Daron Shaw (University of Texas at Austin) has written three books and many articles on political campaigns, voting behavior, and public opinion. He worked as a strategist in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns and serves on the national decision team for Fox News.

Matt Grossmann (Michigan State University) researches interest group representation and influence in the U.S., as well as the roles of consultants and advertising in campaigns. His publications include numerous journal articles, a forthcoming book on interest groups, and a guide to running local campaigns.

Keena Lipsitz’s (Queens College, CUNY) main field is American political behavior, and she has broader interests in democratic theory, public opinion, and media effects. She has authored or co-authored two scholarly books and several articles on how political campaigns affect voters.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dctravel on December 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
In Campaigns & Elections: Rules Reality, Strategy, Choice; John Sides, Daron Shaw, Matt Grossman, and Keena Kipsitz do an excellent job of examining the American electoral system from soup-to-nuts. Beginning with the founding principles of a representative democracy, they walk through the fundamentals of campaigns using the history of the American system, an examination of campaign finance, campaign strategies, and the role of political parties and interest groups and the media as lenses. Additionally, Sides et. al. provide an in-depth examination of the various levels (i.e., federal (presidential), congressional, state, and local) elections in the United States and examine electoral participation as well as possible reforms to the electoral system.

This book is ideal for undergraduate courses on elections or for anyone interested in the why behind the American electoral system. Personally, I used this book to help me write lectures for a class I taught on presidential elections. For that class, the chapter on presidential election process was, of course, very important, but so to was the information and analysis on campaign finance, campaign strategy, political parties, voters, and proposed reforms. I would not have been as successful in teaching the class without this volume.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chaoran Meng on September 3, 2013
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I would say the condition of the book is very good, not like a used book at all. It arrived on time and the price is low. Helpful to my class!
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