Predicting the Next President Book

Predicting the Next President


  • Author : Allan J. Lichtman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538148662

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Predicting the Next President Excerpt :

In the updated 2020 edition of this classic text, Allan J. Lichtman applies his trademark 13 keys to predicting the outcome of presidential elections to every election since 1860 and shows readers the current state of the 2020 race, dispelling much of the mystery behind electoral politics. An indispensable resource for political junkies!

Parties and Elections in America Book

Parties and Elections in America


  • Author : Mark D. Brewer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538136072

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Parties and Elections in America Excerpt :

This classic text provides an in-depth examination and history of American political parties and their critical role in representative democracy at the local, state, and national levels.

Donald Trump Book

Donald Trump


  • Author : Francis J. Roche
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457563485

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Donald Trump Excerpt :

Following Roche’s first book, Trumped, this new tale of intrigue traces the path to the presidency of Donald Trump. Beginning with Trump’s forebears and continuing up to his election as president in 2016, Donald Trump: His Road to the White House includes stories of heroism in Vietnam (for which he received the Congressional Medal of Honor), a harrowing trip to Kenya for a certified copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, repeated confrontations with Mau Maus, and sexual dalliances of all shapes and sizes. The vicious but humorous elimination of his political rivals ultimately sets the stage for Trump’s nomination, and the manipulation of voting machines by Russian graduates of Trump University sets the stage for Trump’s election. This book is cut from the same cloth as Trumped, of which it has been said that “this slapstick political tale repeatedly hits a bull’s-eye.” –Kirkus Reviews

 S Electing the President Book

S Electing the President


  • Author : Michael L Mezey
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315450841

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S Electing the President Excerpt :

Selecting political leaders by popular election is an unquestioned hallmark of representative democracies--the institutional manifestation of Lincoln's promise of a government of the people and by the people. But in 2016, Lincoln's promise seems to have given way to Hamilton's nightmare--with his worries that popular elections would produce demagogues who paid an "obsequious court to the people," appealing to their passions and prejudices rather than to their reason. This book examines the commitment to the widest level of participation among the largest number of citizens in the selection of the president. It looks at two salient characteristics of our current presidential election environment that bring the wisdom of this commitment into question: the declining influence of political parties and the communication revolution in the form of the internet, social media, and cable television. Ultimately, Mezey asks whether our now fully democratized presidential selection process has in fact diminished the quality of our presidential candidates and the campaigns they run, whether the turn to demagoguery that the founders feared has materialized, what the consequences of our presidential selection process have been for American government, and whether or not it would be valuable to rethink our wholehearted commitment to popular election of the president. His answers do not topple our commitment to popular elections but rather point the way toward improving the quality of both participation and democracy.

The Mueller Report Book

The Mueller Report


  • Author : Robert S. Mueller
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486840499

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The Mueller Report Excerpt :

This is the full Mueller Report, as released on April 18, 2019, by the U.S. Department of Justice. A reprint of the report exactly as it was issued by the government, it is without analysis or commentary from any other source and with nothing subtracted except for the material redacted by the Department of Justice. The mission of the Mueller investigation was to examine Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, consisting of possible links, or "collusion," between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government of Vladimir Putin as well as any allegations of obstruction of justice in this regard. It was also intended to detect and prosecute, where warranted, any other crimes that surfaced during the course of the investigation. The report consists of a detailed summary of the various investigations and inquiries that the Special Counsel and colleagues carried out in these areas. The investigation was initiated in the aftermath of the firing of FBI Director James Comey by Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. The FBI, under Director Comey, had already been investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, 2019, and the Department of Justice released the redacted report one month later.

Debating the Presidency Book

Debating the Presidency


  • Author : Richard J. Ellis
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544390697

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Debating the Presidency Excerpt :

The study of the presidency—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served—has generated a great body of research and scholarship. What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay—written in the form of a debate resolution— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive.

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election  Book

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election


  • Author : Stephen J. Wayne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351383806

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Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election Excerpt :

The 2016 elections are over, but the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a 'rigged system,' voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the popular vote count all lead to a common question and concern: Is this any way to run a democratic election? New to the Sixth Edition New data and timely illustrations from the 2016 elections. Social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and their impact. Fake news vs. more objective and traditional election news coverage. Election integrity in the face of hacking, rumoring, and instantaneous news. Money—the role of Super PACs and billionaire donors as well as candidates. Updates and refinements to pedagogical features including chapter introductions, end of chapter exercises, and online references in the suggested readings.

The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election Book

The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election


  • Author : Rachel Bitecofer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319619767

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The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election Excerpt :

This book explains the 2016 presidential election through a strategic focus. In the primaries both parties faced challenges from insurgent outsiders riding waves of populist fervor in the electorate, but only the Democrats were able to steer the nomination into the hands of their establishment favorite. Why weren’t Republican elites able to stop Donald Trump from hijacking their party’s nomination? Why did Hillary Clinton come up short on Election Day despite the fact that nearly everyone expected her to win after her opponent ran a haphazard campaign plagued by scandal after scandal? The research presented here argues that the Clinton campaign conducted the nearly perfect execution of the wrong electoral strategy, costing her the Electoral College and her chance to become America’s first female president.

The Road to the White House 2016 Book

The Road to the White House 2016


  • Author : Stephen J. Wayne
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-06-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1285865200

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The Road to the White House 2016 Excerpt :

THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE 2016 discusses the legal, political, and financial framework in which the presidential election occurs; the process by which the parties nominate their standard bearers and position themselves for the general election; the strategies, tactics, and operations of the presidential campaigns; the news media's role; and the attitudes, opinions, and decisions of the voters and what those decisions augur for policy and government once the election is over. This edition emphasizes the changes that have revolutionized electoral politics in recent years, including the flood of money to and from Super PACs, instantaneous communications, digital campaigning, and microtargeting messaging. It also offers updates and insights on topics pertinent to every presidential election, such as the nomination and Electoral College systems, news coverage, television debates, political commercials, partisan appeals, voting patterns, and election forecasts, polls, and analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Psychology of Political Communicators Book

The Psychology of Political Communicators


  • Author : Ofer Feldman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429947308

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The Psychology of Political Communicators Excerpt :

In this timely study, Ofer Feldman, Sonja Zmerli, and their team of experts shed light on the multiple ways communication affects political behavior and attitudes. Written for students and scholars alike, The Psychology of Political Communicators uses examples from the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to examine the nature, characteristics, content, and reception of communication in three major areas of discourse: The style and nature of language used by political actors in the national and international arenas The discourse used in nationalist populist movements and during negative campaigns The rhetoric of the media as it tries to frame politics, political events, and political actors Collectively, the essays form a solid foundation on which to understand the different roles language plays in the conduct of politics, the way in which these roles are performed in various situations in different societies and cultures, and the political outcomes of verbal behavior. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political psychology and communication studies.

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 Book

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020


  • Author : Jonathan Bernstein
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538131091

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The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 Excerpt :

A political junkie’s guide to the 2020 presidential race Based on original analysis from leading experts on presidential elections, Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 describes all of the systematic aspects of the nomination campaign today: party rules, fundraising, media attention, voter coalitions, prospects for female candidates, and more. The contributors carefully consider the nature of modern political parties and the ways that expanded parties affect the dynamics of the campaign. The analysis is current up to the 2016 election, including a thorough examination of the most fascinating candidate of recent times: Donald Trump. The only authoritative book on the all-important nominating process, Making of the Presidential Candidates 2020 will be valuable for college courses at all levels as well as practitioners and political junkies who want to understand the fundamental forces that shape nomination campaigns in the modern era.

Presidential Leadership Book

Presidential Leadership


  • Author : George C. Edwards
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Presidents
  • Pages : 701
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538136119

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"With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of government. This text examines all aspects of the presidency, up to and including the administration of President Joe Biden"--

American Government Book

American Government


  • Author : Cal Jillson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000053081

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American Government Excerpt :

American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time, but few would deny that fears for its fate have deepened in just the past few years. We assume that our political institutions will limit and contain contemporary populism, just as the Founders intended and as they have in the past, but will they? An increasingly polarized electorate, urging their representatives to fight and never to compromise, may be stressing Constitutional limits. This new edition offers to help American government teachers lead their students to a nuanced theoretical and practical understanding of what is happening in the politics of their Constitutional democracy today. New to the Second Edition Further develops and highlights the distinguishing theme of the book, "Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure," in light of Trump Administration events over the last two years. Expands coverage of all media aspects including fake news, social media, responsible journalism, and related topics including foreign manipulation of the news. Includes the most recent election results. Addresses issues specific to the Trump Administration including unique coverage of the 25th Amendment, cabinet instability, election interferences, executive power and unitary action, and impact on the courts. Updates in all tables, figures, suggested readings plus photo updates throughout.

Meme Wars Book

Meme Wars


  • Author : Joan Donovan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2022-09-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635578645

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Meme Wars Excerpt :

A groundbreaking investigation into the digital underworld, where far-right operatives wage wars against mainstream America, from a masterful trio of experts in media and tech. Memes have long been dismissed as inside jokes with no political importance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Memes are bedrock to the strategy of conspiracists such as Alex Jones, provocateurs like Milo Yiannopoulos, white nationalists like Nick Fuentes, and tacticians like Roger Stone. While the media and most politicians struggle to harness the organizing power of the internet, the “redpill right” weaponizes memes, pushing conspiracy theories and disinformation into the mainstream to drag people down the rabbit hole. These meme wars stir strong emotions, deepen partisanship, and get people off their keyboards and into the streets--and the steps of the US Capitol. Meme Wars is the first major account of how “Stop the Steal” went from online to real life, from the wires to the weeds. Leading media expert Joan Donovan, PhD, veteran tech journalist Emily Dreyfuss, and cultural ethnographer Brian Friedberg pull back the curtain on the digital war rooms in which a vast collection of antiesablishmentarians bond over hatred of liberal government and media. Together as a motley reactionary army, they use memes and social media to seek out new recruits, spread ideologies, and remake America according to their desires. A political thriller with the substance of a rigorous history, Meme Wars is the astonishing story of how extremists are yanking our culture and politics to the right. And it's a warning that if we fail to recognize these powerful undercurrents, the great meme war for the soul of America will soon be won.

Madam President  Book

Madam President


  • Author : Lori Cox Han
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Presidents
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 162637886X

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Madam President Excerpt :

Scholars and pundits alike have spent more than a little time speculating about why Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump in 2016. Their conclusions may differ, but few would disagree that Clinton's nomination by a major party changed the political landscape in significant ways-nor that the results of the 2016 election provoked a large number of women to run for office at all levels of government. The genie is out of the bottle.In this context, the authors of Madam President? critically analyze the barriers facing women on the road to the White House-from gender stereotyping to biased media coverage, the conflation of masculinity and the presidency, gendered conceptions of leadership, and more.