The Almanac of American Politics 2014

Author: Michael Barone,Chuck McCutcheon,Sean Trende,Josh Kraushaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226105307

Category: Political Science

Page: 1904

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Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.
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The Almanac of American Politics - 2016

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938518300

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 8198

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.
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Almanac of American Politics 2018

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938939563

Category: Political Science

Page: 2080

View: 8089

The 2018 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.
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Almanac of American Politics

Author: James A. Barnes

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938518294

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 7532

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.
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The Almanac of American Politics - 2016

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938518300

Category: Political Science

Page: 2084

View: 3459

The 2016 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in American politics. Highly regarded for its in-depth analysis and comprehensive profiles of every congressional district, state, governor and member of Congress, The Almanac is the tool you need to better understand the context of the people and perspectives shaping the issues that matter to you. The Almanac of American Politics is the must have resource for understanding the American political landscape. The 2016 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.
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Die USA am Ende der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas

Eine erste Bilanz

Author: Winand Gellner,Patrick Horst

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658110643

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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Das Buch zieht eine erste Bilanz der Präsidentschaft Barack Obamas. Es dokumentiert die Ergebnisse der Wahlen zum Kongress und in den Einzelstaaten, die an Bedeutung zunehmen. Analysiert werden die Einflüsse der Tea Party, der Wahlkampffinanzierung und der Super PACs auf den politischen Wettbewerb, der polarisiert ist wie selten zuvor in der amerikanischen Geschichte. Welche Spuren diese neuen politischen Entwicklungen im Kongress und in den Strategien der Kongressmitglieder hinterlassen, wird ebenso untersucht, wie die Folgen für das politische Erbe Obamas. Die Gründe, warum der erste afro-amerikanische Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten die hohen Erwartungen an seine „transformative Präsidentschaft“ nur begrenzt erfüllen konnte, werden anhand der wichtigsten Handlungsfelder des Präsidenten erörtert: Obama als „executive leader“, als „legislative leader“ und in seinem Verhältnis zur Judikative. Auf die Gesundheitsreform als dem zentralen innenpolitischen Vermächtnis des Präsidenten legt das Buch ein besonderes Augenmerk – wie auch auf die Außenpolitik, die das Bild Obamas in der Welt bestimmen wird.
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Redistricting - Die Wahlkreiseinteilung für das Repräsentantenhaus in den Vereinigten Staaten

Author: Michael Partmann

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845285001

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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In den Vereinigten Staaten findet in regelmäßigen Abständen eine Neueinteilung der Wahlkreise für das Repräsentantenhaus statt. Dieses unter dem Namen Redistricting bekannte Verfahren ist von hoher politischer Sprengkraft, da Wahlkreisgrenzen über künftige Mehrheitsverhältnisse entscheiden. In diesem Band werden die unterschiedlichen Verfahren, Kriterien und Strategien der Wahlkreiseinteilung in den USA anhand zahlreicher Beispiele und detaillierter Fallstudien dargestellt. Insbesondere wird auf den Missbrauch der Wahlkreiseinteilung durch die beiden großen Parteien – Republikaner und Demokraten – eingegangen. Darauf aufbauend wird ein Reformmodell entwickelt, um die Wahlkreiseinteilung dem parteipolitischen Zugriff zu entziehen und die demokratietheoretische Legitimation der Wahlergebnisse zu erhöhen. Der Autor ist Referent für Hochschulpolitik und Hochschulentwicklung im Büro des Rektors der Technischen Universität Chemnitz.
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Vital Statistics on American Politics 2013-2014

Author: Harold W. Stanley,Richard G. Niemi

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452290156

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 8991

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies. In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.
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Groundbreakers

How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America

Author: Elizabeth McKenna,Hahrie Han

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939461X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Much has been written about the historic nature of the Obama campaign. The multi-year, multi-billion dollar operation elected the nation's first black president, raised and spent more money than any other election effort in history, and built the most sophisticated voter targeting technology ever before used on a national campaign. What is missing from most accounts of the campaign is an understanding of how Obama for America recruited, motivated, developed, and managed its formidable army of 2.2 million volunteers. Unlike previous field campaigns that drew their power from staff, consultants, and paid canvassers, the Obama campaign's capacity came from unpaid local citizens who took responsibility for organizing their own neighborhoods months--and even years--in advance of election day. In so doing, Groundbreakers argues, the campaign engaged citizens in the work of practicing democracy. How did they organize so many volunteers to produce so much valuable work for the campaign? This book describes how. Elizabeth McKenna and Hahrie Han argue that the legacy of Obama for America extends beyond big data and micro-targeting; it also reinvigorated and expanded traditional models of field campaigning. Groundbreakers makes the case that the Obama campaign altered traditional ground games by adopting the principles and practices of community organizing. Drawing on in-depth interviews with OFA field staff and volunteers, this book also argues that a key achievement of the OFA's field organizing was its transformative effect on those who were a part of it. Obama the candidate might have inspired volunteers to join the campaign, but it was the fulfilling relationships that volunteers had with other people--and their deep belief that their work mattered for the work of democracy--that kept them active. Groundbreakers documents how the Obama campaign has inspired a new way of running field campaigns, with lessons for national and international political and civic movements.
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The New Politics of Old Age Policy

Author: Robert B. Hudson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414872

Category: Law

Page: 296

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The successor to Robert Hudson's The Future of Age-Based Public Policy, this volume offers a variety of perspectives on these policy issues that directly effect America's aging population -- particularly the relative merits of using chronological age to determine eligibility for government programs.
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Michael Barone: Volume I

Author: Michael Barone

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 1942448295

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Michael Barone is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Michael Barone from 2014.
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Asia in Washington

Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power

Author: Kent E. Calder

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725396

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in a world growing smaller, with a globalizing system increasing in complexity by the day, the nation-state paradigm is not as dominant as it once was. In Asia in Washington, longtime Asia analyst Kent Calder examines the concept of "global city" in the context of international affairs. The term typically has been used in an economic context, referring to centers of international finance and commerce such as New York, Tokyo, and London. But Calder extends the concept to political centers as well—particularly in this case, Washington, D.C. Improved communications, enhanced transportation, greater economic integration and activity have created a new economic village, and global political cities are arising within the new structure—distinguished not by their CEOs or stock markets but by their influence over policy decisions, and their amassing of strategic intelligence on topics from national policy trends to geopolitical risk. Calder describes the rise of Washington, D.C., as perhaps the preeminent global political city—seat of the world's most powerful government, center of NGO and multilateral policy activity, the locale of institutions such as the World Bank and IMF, and home to numerous think tanks and universities. Within Washington, the role of Asia is especially relevant for several reasons. It represents the core of the non-Western industrialized world and the most challenge to Western dominance. It also raises the delicate issue of how race matters in international global governance—a factor crucially important during a time of globalization. And since Asia developed later than the West, its changing role in Washington raises major issues regarding how rising powers assimilate themselves into global governance structure. How do Asian nations establish, increase, and leverage their Washington presence, and what is the impact on Washington itself and the decisions made there? Kent Calder explains it all in Asia in Washington.
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Women and Elective Office

Past, Present, and Future

Author: Sue Thomas,Clyde Wilcox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199363757

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.
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Congress A to Z

Author: CQ Press,,Chuck McCutcheon

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483386279

Category: Political Science

Page: 776

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Congress A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. No other volume so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. The Sixth Edition of this classic, easy-to-use reference is updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years, including social media usage by members of Congress, the politics of recent debt ceiling and deficit spending showdowns with the executive branch, new floor leaders in both chambers, and campaign finance patterns. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress and helps them make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more. Key Features: Available in both electronic and print formats Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress Historical and contemporary photos Detailed appendices, tables, internet addresses, and index
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Okulare Demokratie

Der Bürger als Zuschauer

Author: Dominik Hammer,Marie-Christine Kajewski

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839440041

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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In The Eyes of the People entwickelt der Politikwissenschaftler Jeffrey Edward Green unter der Bezeichnung »Okulare Demokratie« eine grundlegend neue Theorie demokratischer Teilhabe. Dabei wird der Blick der Bürger_innen als Instrument demokratischer Kontrolle hervorgehoben, in dessen Fokus nicht Inhalte, sondern die öffentliche Performance von Spitzenpolitiker_innen steht. Der Band stellt diese Demokratietheorie vor und macht den Ansatz sowie die Diskussion um ihn erstmals für den deutschen Diskurskontext zugänglich. Die Beiträger_innen greifen dabei die Debatte um die Krise der repräsentativen Demokratie auf und untersuchen die Potenziale einer plebiszitären Zuschauerdemokratie.
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The World Almanac of Islamism

2014

Author: American Foreign Policy Council

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231440

Category: Political Science

Page: 1087

View: 8549

The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject experts, provide annual updates on the contemporary Islamist threat in all countries and regions where it exists.
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Diversity Explosion

How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America

Author: William H. Frey

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815723997

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics. The concept of a "minority white" may instill fear among some Americans, but William H. Frey, the man behind the demographic research, points out that demography is destiny, and the fear of a more racially diverse nation will almost certainly dissipate over time. Through a compelling narrative and eye-catching charts and maps, eminent demographer Frey interprets and expounds on the dramatic growth of minority populations in the United States. He finds that without these expanding groups, America could face a bleak future: this new generation of young minorities, who are having children at a faster rate than whites, is infusing our aging labor force with vitality and innovation. In contrast with the labor force-age population of Japan, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, the U.S. labor force-age population is set to grow 5 percent by 2030. Diversity Explosion shares the good news about diversity in the coming decades, and the more globalized, multiracial country that the U.S. is becoming. Contents A Pivotal Period for Race in America Old versus Young: Cultural Generation Gaps America's New Racial Map Hispanics Fan Out: Who Goes Where? Asians in America: The Newest Minority Surge The Great Migration of Blacks—In Reverse White Population Shifts—A Zero-Sum Melting Pot Cities and Suburbs Neighborhood Segregation: Toward a New Racial Paradigm Multiracial Marriages and Multiracial America Race and Politics: Expanding the Battleground America on the Cusp
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Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges

Author: Jean-Pierre Cabestan,Jacques deLisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317755081

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over issues of identity and policy, and rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing has met with suspicion or reservation among large segments of Taiwanese society. Indeed, while improved relations with the United States have bolstered Taiwan’s security, warming cross-Strait relations have in turn made Taiwan more dependent upon and vulnerable to an increasingly powerful China. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the return of the Kuomintang (KMT) to power, and examines the significant domestic political, economic, social and international challenges and changes that have characterized Taiwan since 2008. It identifies the major domestic, cross-Strait and foreign policy trends, and addresses key issues such as elections and Taiwan’s party system; the role of the presidency and legislature; economic development; social movements; identity politics; developments in cross-Strait relations; Taiwan’s security environment and national defence policies; relations with the US and Japan. In turn, the contributors look towards the final years of Ma’s presidency and beyond, and the structural realities – both domestic and external – that will shape Taiwan’s future. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou will be of great interest to students and scholars of Taiwan studies, comparative politics, international relations, and economics. It will also appeal to policy makers working in the field.
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Latino Politics en Ciencia Política

The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness

Author: Tony Affigne,Evelyn Hu-DeHart,Marion Orr

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814763871

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide
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