The thirteenth edition of Presidential Elections
continues to be an accessible, comprehensive 'must read' on the U.S. presidency. It is factually packed and provides a stimulating assessment of the American democratic system. (Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M.)Presidential Elections
is the finest book of its type on the market. It is a wonderful teaching tool that presents accurate and up-to-date information on the election process. Highly recommended. (Martin J. Medhurst)
About the Author
Nelson W. Polsby was Heller Professor of Political Science and past Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught American politics for forty years. He was a former editor of the American Political Science Review and the Annual Review of Political Science, a Vice President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, and a former Brookings and Guggenheim Fellow. His other books include Consequences of Party Reform (1983), New Federalist Papers (with Alan Brinkley and Kathleen M. Sullivan, 1997), and How Congress Evolves (2004). He died in 2007. Aaron Wildavsky was Class of 1940 Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and founding dean of Berkeley's Graduate (now Goldman) School of Public Policy. He died in 1994. Steven E. Schier is Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science at Carleton College. He is the author or editor of eleven books and numerous scholarly and media articles. David A. Hopkins (Ph.D., Berkeley) is assistant professor of political science at Boston College.