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9780812998856 | Random House Inc, April 26, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780812988178 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $18.00

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9781479825998 | New York Univ Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $89.00

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9781479877485 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $27.00

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A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participationThough voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed. These methods of voter suppression are pernicious, but in Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich, Dr. Mary Frances Berry focuses on forms of corruption including vote buying, vote hauling, the abuse of absentee ballots, and other illegal practices by candidates and their middlemen, often in collusion with local election officials.Vote buying—whether it’s for a few dollars, a beer, or a pack of cigarettes—is offered to individual citizens in order to ensure votes for a particular candidate, and Dr. Berry notes it occurs across party lines, with Republicans, Democrats, and independents all participating.Dr. Berry shares the compelling story of Greg Malveaux, former director of Louisiana’s Vote Fraud Division, and how this “everyman” tried to clean up elections in a state notorious for corruption. Malveaux discovered virtually every type of electoral fraud during his tenure and saw firsthand how abuses occurred in local communities—from city councils to coroners’ offices. In spite of Sisyphean persistence, he found it virtually impossible to challenge the status quo. Dr. Berry reveals how this type of electoral abuse is rampant across the country and includes myriad examples from other states, including Illinois, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, and Mississippi.Voter manipulation is rarely exposed and may be perceived as relatively innocuous, however; Dr. Berry observes that in addition to undermining basic democracy, it also leads to a profound lack of accountability and a total disconnect between politicians and their constituents, and that those in poor and minority communities are the most vulnerable. While reforming campaign finance laws are undeniably important to our democracy, being attuned to issues of structural powerlessness and poverty, and to the cycles that perpetuate them, is no less crucial.In Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich, Dr. Berry shares specific successful voting strategies that other countries have adopted and urges creativity in rewarding people for voting. She also underscores the continued importance of grassroots education, so that citizens see voting as desirable and empowering—as a tool to help create the kind of environment they deserve.

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9780807076408 | Beacon Pr, February 2, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A timely and nonpartisan book on voter manipulation and electoral corruption—and the importance of stimulating voter turnout and participationThough voting rights are fundamental to American democracy, felon disfranchisement, voter identification laws, and hard-to-access polling locations with limited hours are a few of the ways voter turnout is suppressed.

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9780807061985 | Reprint edition (Beacon Pr, January 24, 2017), cover price $20.00

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By Jodi Enda (editor)

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9781595910967 | Melcher Media, January 10, 2017, cover price $40.00

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This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796. At first glance, the first presidential contest looks unfamiliar—parties were frowned upon, there was no national vote, and the candidates did not even participate (the political mores of the day forbade it). Yet for all that, Jeffrey L. Pasley contends, the election of 1796 was "absolutely seminal," setting the stage for all of American politics to follow.Challenging much of the conventional understanding of this election, Pasley argues that Federalist and Democratic-Republican were deeply meaningful categories for politicians and citizens of the 1790s, even if the names could be inconsistent and the institutional presence lacking. He treats the 1796 election as a rough draft of the democratic presidential campaigns that came later rather than as the personal squabble depicted by other historians. It set the geographic pattern of New England competing with the South at the two extremes of American politics, and it established the basic ideological dynamic of a liberal, rights-spreading American left arrayed against a conservative, society-protecting right, each with its own competing model of leadership.Rather than the inner thoughts and personal lives of the Founders, covered in so many other volumes, Pasley focuses on images of Adams and Jefferson created by supporters-and detractors-through the press, capturing the way that ordinary citizens in 1796 would have actually experienced candidates they never heard speak. Newspaper editors, minor officials, now forgotten congressman, and individual elector candidates all take a leading role in the story to show how politics of the day actually worked.Pasley's cogent study rescues the election of 1796 from the shadow of 1800 and invites us to rethink how we view that campaign and the origins of American politics.

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9780700619078 | Univ Pr of Kansas, May 9, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the first study in half a century to focus on the election of 1796.

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9780700623518 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, December 5, 2016), cover price $28.95

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Product Description: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world...read more

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9780773547971 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world.

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9780773547988 | Reprint edition (McGill Queens Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candidates in the United States, similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world.

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Product Description: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S. Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention elections to state supreme courts, intermediate appellate courts, and trial courts...read more
By Melinda Gann Hall (editor)

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9781138185883 | Routledge, November 15, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections.

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9781138185890 | Reprint edition (Routledge, November 15, 2016), cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections.

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By Cas Mudde (editor)

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9781138673861 | Routledge, October 8, 2016, cover price $155.00

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9781138673878 | Routledge, October 8, 2016, cover price $54.95

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By Geoffrey Stevens (contributor)

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9781459736535 | A J. Patrick Boyer Book, October 4, 2016, cover price $22.99

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Product Description: Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory. In Politicking and Emergent Media, distinguished historian Charles Musser looks at four US presidential campaigns during the long 1890s (1888–1900) as Republicans and Democrats deployed a variety of media forms to promote their candidates and platforms...read more

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9780520292727 | Univ of California Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory.

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9780520292734 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.95

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9781474416962 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $130.00

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9781474416979 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $39.95

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By Mary Anne Borelli (editor)

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9781439913635 | Temple Univ Pr, September 29, 2016, cover price $94.50

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9781439913642 | Temple Univ Pr, September 29, 2016, cover price $34.95

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Journalist Joy-Ann Reid charts the complicated relationship between Barack Obama and the Clintons, showing how Democrats have been caught in a whirl of shifting allegiances to each - and how this ever-changing strategic balance is shaping the party's future. The epic battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party's nomination in 2008 profoundly split the party faithful. The fight was brutal and ugly, sparking a media feeding frenzy. When it was over, Hillary supporters backed Obama, who as president appointed Hillary to the highest position in his cabinet: secretary of state, a role she embraced to wide acclaim. Four years later, former President Bill Clinton appeared on the campaign trail and at the Democratic convention, giving Obama the most powerful and effective endorsement of the re-election. Now, more than two years before the next national election, with speculation about a second Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy running rampant, the questions have already begun: Will Obama people endorse a Clinton campaign? What role will the sitting president play - and will his support even be welcome? Veteran reporter Joy-Ann Reid investigates these questions and more, offering breaking news, fresh insight, and experienced insider analysis, mixed with fascinating behind-the-scenes drama, illuminating one of the most intriguing political relationships in modern history and its importance for the future of America itself.

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9780062305251 | William Morrow & Co, September 8, 2015, cover price $27.99

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9780062305268 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, September 27, 2016), cover price $15.99

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9781483004587 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 8, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Journalist Joy-Ann Reid charts the complicated relationship between Barack Obama and the Clintons, showing how Democrats have been caught in a whirl of shifting allegiances to each - and how this ever-changing strategic balance is shaping the party's future.

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9781522637059 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, September 27, 2016), cover price $59.97

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Product Description: 1968. The Vietnam War was raging. President Lyndon Johnson, facing a challenge in his own Democratic Party from the maverick antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy, announced that he would not seek a second term. In April, Martin Luther King Jr...read more

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9781522637035 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 27, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: 1968.
9781522637042 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 27, 2016), cover price $19.99

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As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict. That the last two decades have seen some of the least productive Congresses in recent history is usually explained by the growing ideological gulf between the parties, but this explanation misses another fundamental factor influencing the dynamic. In contrast to politics through most of the twentieth century, the contemporary Democratic and Republican parties compete for control of Congress at relative parity, and this has dramatically changed the parties’ incentives and strategies in ways that have driven the contentious partisanship characteristic of contemporary American politics.             With Insecure Majorities, Frances E. Lee offers a controversial new perspective on the rise of congressional party conflict, showing how the shift in competitive circumstances has had a profound impact on how Democrats and Republicans interact. For nearly half a century, Democrats were the majority party, usually maintaining control of the presidency, the House, and the Senate. Republicans did not stand much chance of winning majority status, and Democrats could not conceive of losing it. Under such uncompetitive conditions, scant collective action was exerted by either party toward building or preserving a majority. Beginning in the 1980s, that changed, and most elections since have offered the prospect of a change of party control. Lee shows, through an impressive range of interviews and analysis, how competition for control of the government drives members of both parties to participate in actions that promote their own party’s image and undercut that of the opposition, including the perpetual hunt for issues that can score political points by putting the opposing party on the wrong side of public opinion. More often than not, this strategy stands in the way of productive bipartisan cooperation—and it is also unlikely to change as long as control of the government remains within reach for both parties.  

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9780226408996 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: As Democrats and Republicans continue to vie for political advantage, Congress remains paralyzed by partisan conflict.

Paperback:

9780226409047 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $30.00

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches. David Brock is the ultimate happy warrior. Once a leading right-wing hit man, Brock is now the Left's pre-eminent defender and truth-teller. In this incisive, personal account, Brock disarms the major tentacles of the Republican Leviathan: the Koch Brothers, the Clinton haters, and the Fox Noise Machine. With the acumen of a seasoned political player, Brock takes readers inside his Democratic war rooms and their 24/7 battles with right-wing forces for control of the story lines and messages that will decide the 2016 election. And he chronicles his own evolution from lead Clinton attack-dog to one of Hillary Clinton's fiercest defenders as he knocks down the conservative case against her. Finally, KILLING THE MESSENGER provides the no holds barred playbook for what the new right-wing conspirators will do in this election cycle to tear apart the electorate-and what good, engaged, and informed citizens can do to stop them.

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9781455533763 | Twelve, September 15, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches.
9781455536184 | Large print edition (Twelve, September 15, 2015), cover price $30.00

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9781455533756 | Twelve, July 12, 2016, cover price $17.99 | also contains Killing the Messenger: The Right-wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government

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9781478934769 | Unabridged edition (Twelve, September 15, 2015), cover price $30.00

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