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Campaigns and Elections American Style

Campaigns and Elections American Style

4th Edition
July 2013
Trade Paperback · 352 Pages
$39.00 U.S. · $45.00 CAN · £25.99 U.K. · €27.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813348353
Transforming American Politics


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With new and revised essays throughout, Campaigns and Elections, American Style provides a real education in practical campaign politics. In the fourth edition, academics and campaign professionals explain how campaign themes and strategies are developed and communicated, the changes in campaign tactics as a result of changing technology, new techniques to mobilize voters, the changing landscape of campaign finance and election laws, and the increasing diversity of the role of media in elections, with special focus on the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. Offering a unique and careful mix of Democrat and Republican, academic and practitioner, and male and female campaign perspectives, this volume scrutinizes national- and local-level campaigns through the 2012 election cycle. Students, citizens, candidates, and campaign managers will learn not only how to win elections but also why it is imperative to do so in an ethical way. Perfect for a variety of courses in American government, this book is essential reading for political junkies of any stripe and serious students of campaigns and elections.

About the Authors

James A Thurber: James A. Thurber is a Distinguished University Professor of Government and the Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Dr.