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Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties, and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America Hardcover – August 7, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230339123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230339125
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,174,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jacqueline S. Salit is the president of IndependentVoting.org, the country’s leading strategy and organizing center for independents, with chapters in 40 states, and the publisher of The Neo-Independent magazine. Her political commentary has appeared in countless publications and she has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBC, PBS, FOX and CSPAN.  Salit is also a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated radio program The Fairness Doctrine and produced Talk/Talk with the late public philosopher Fred Newman.  She lives in New York City.


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A highly respected political innovator and advocate for the rights of independent voters--now 40% of the American electorate--Jacqueline Salit has built the largest network of independent leaders and activists in the country. She is the President of IndependentVoting.org, the country's leading strategy and organizing center for independents, with chapters in 40 states.

Salit managed Michael Bloomberg's three campaigns for New York City Mayor on the Independence Party (IP) line, playing a crucial role in delivering the IP's "margin of victory" vote in 2001, the exodus of 47% of African-American voters from the Democratic Party to support Bloomberg in 2005, and the historic 150,000 votes for Bloomberg's re-election on the IP line in 2009.

Salit's political commentaries have appeared in: USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Legal Times, Buffalo News, Union Leader, Albany Times Union, and New York Newsday. She's been featured commentator on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBC, PBS, FOX and CSPAN. She is a regular contributor to the The Fairness Doctrine radio show. Salit is a native New Yorker who resides in Greenwich Village.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Claude H. Feistel on August 9, 2012
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Independents Rising gives the reader a refreshing perspective of today's independent voter taken through a different lens. This isn't about how a political party sees independents, nor is it about how to organize or exploit them. It is about who they really are, and what the independent voter really wants.

The book doesn't try to define some overarching or simplifying truth about independent voters, and it doesn't do anything to trivialize the significance of the "rising" tide of independent thinking. There is some acknowledgement that we have all been taught in school about the "two party system" as though it is sacrosanct. But, if we think that, then we find some enlightenment about that assumption in this book.

It is an up close and personal account of events over a recent time frame, written so that the reader can see some of the grains of sand. But it does answer a number of very important questions at a higher level, for example: why does the independent voting landscape seem so messy or undefinable, is there something that independents really want.

If the reader is interested in a ride through recent history that points out the most important features of the "rising" landscape, this is your book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosie Jones on January 1, 2013
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Jackie Salit is extremely involved and well spoken on the issue of Independents, people who don't want to associate with a political party and who advocate for political structural change in America. If you are unhappy with the two party system and all of the craziness that you witnessed during the presidential election of 2012 then this is a must read for you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By civilitus on October 17, 2012
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This is a must-read book for those who care about effective governance in our Nation and who are grossly disappointed in the Democratic and Republican parties and their incapacity to govern. It isn't just incapacity, it's intention not to govern. We are individually and collectively the victims of this behavior.

For those of us who care deeply about the need to enact practicable approaches to our seemingly intractable problems, this quick read (not unlike a good detective story) is a valuable investment in understanding the post-partisan dynamics that have played on our national stage for many years. Dealing with contemporary efforts on behalf of the largest and fastest growing segment of voters in the nation--independent voters--the insider story revealed here enables those voters to appreciate the long and challenging road that got us to this point. It is a story we need to know.

Among other things, it:

* Demonstrates the incredible power of persistence, despite all odds.

* Reinforces a statement in a remarkable book written by the most respected management consultant of the last century, Peter Drucker (Managing in the Next Society). One of his memorable statements is "change is what people do; a fad is what they talk about." He was talking about changes in the world of for-profit businesses non-profit organizations. The independent voting movement is what people are increasingly doing in the area of civics.

* Justifies the consideration of Proposition 121 on November 6th 2012 by voters in Arizona. The message of change--real change--will have been delivered in Arizona, as it was in New York City during the first decade of the 21st century.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy Copp on December 27, 2012
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Jackie has done and excellent job with this book as she has for years, promoting the Independent voter. I recommend highly.
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By KAD on May 29, 2013
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Well written, thoughtful discussion of bipartisan dead lock, closed versus open primaries, and the current position of independents in the democratic process.
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