Barack Obama and the New America

Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442222654
Format: PDF, ePub
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Larry Sabato, one of the leading experts in American politics, has brought together respected journalists and academics from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the 2012 election, and what its development and outcome will mean for the nation moving forward. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines, and dives into the underlying forces and shifts that drove the election from its earliest developments to its dramatic conclusion.

Das politische System der USA

Author: Birgit Oldopp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531195166
Format: PDF
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Diese Einführung wendet sich an Studierende der Politikwissenschaft, die sich mit dem politischen System der USA vertraut machen wollen. Das Buch vermittelt Grundwissen. Die Arbeitsweise der Institutionen (Kongress, Präsident und Supreme Court) wird vorgestellt und Politikprozesse werden erklärt. Welche Rolle spielen Parteien und Interessenverbände im politischen System der USA? Wie gestalten sich die Beziehungen zwischen der Bundesebene und den Einzelstaaten? Wieso sind religiöse Bezugnahmen in der US-Politik so häufig? Einen breiten Raum nehmen die amerikanischen Wahlen ein. Wie wird der amerikanische Präsident gewählt? Wie finanzieren die Kandidaten für den Senat und das Repräsentantenhaus ihre Wahlkämpfe? Dort wo es nützlich erscheint, werden als Kontrast Bezüge zum politischen System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland hergestellt. Dem Einführungscharakter dieses Buches dienen die kurzen Fazite sowie die weiterführende Literatur am Ende der Kapitel und das Glossar, das englische Fachtermini erläutert.

Die US Pr sidentschaftswahl 2012

Author: Christoph Bieber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531197673
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Vereinigten Staaten sind für die deutsche (und europäische) Forschung in vielen Aspekten ein Referenzmodell: von ihrer Innovationsfähigkeit bis hin zur Dynamik des sozialen Wandels, der gesellschaftlichen Modernisierung, der Mediatisierung von Staat und Gesellschaft, der Formierung sozial-kommunikativer Handlungsmuster und speziell der Implementierung von „neuen“ Medien in den politischen Prozess. Neben grundlegenden Beiträgen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen des Wahlsystems und der Wahlkampffinanzierung stehen insbesondere Fragen zu Wählerverhalten und Wahlsoziologie, Kampagnenstrategien, prominenten Medienereignissen im Wahlkampf sowie die Phase der Amtseinführung und Aspekte modernen Regierens im Vordergrund.​

Connecting with Constituents

Author: Tammy R. Vigil
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739199048
Format: PDF
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Connecting with Constituents examines the strategies presidential and vice presidential nominees and their surrogates employ while speaking at national nominating conventions to encourage voters to build bonds with one candidate and party and to discourage listeners from forming connections with the opposition. It examines addresses from 1980-2012.

The Politics of Sex

Author: Susan B. Hansen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134467133
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights and the status of women actually had a greater impact on vote choice. Moral issues and perceptions of candidate morality had less effect on voters in 2004 than in 2008. These arguments directly challenge the conventional wisdom concerning the 2004 and 2008 elections, which were supposedly decided on the basis of moral values and the economy respectively. Yet in The Politics of Sex, Susan B. Hansen justifies these claims theoretically based on evidence about how voters actually evaluate candidates. Hansen explores trends in public opinion on abortion, gay rights, and the status of women and finds that "values voters" are still crucial in presidential elections, even those supposedly fought over economic or foreign-policy issues. She then analyzes campaign strategies and vote choice to show how Barack Obama made effective use of the liberal trends in public opinion on social issues in 2008 and 2012. Hansen also examines trends in demographics, religious involvement, the institutional setting, and public opinion to predict who in future years benefit from the politics of sex. By providing an historical perspective on the changing impact of morality politics on presidential elections, this book will show how and why the politics of sex now favors the Democratic Party.

Mightier than the Sword

Author: Rodger Streitmatter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974647
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this engaging examination of the media's influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the present-day fight for gay and lesbian marriage equality. In each of these cases, Streitmatter succinctly illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played in not merely recording this nation's history but also in actively shaping it. Mightier than the Sword offers students and professors a highly readable and accessible alternative to journalism history textbooks. Instead of trying to document every detail in the development of US media through dry, dull lists of names, dates, and headlines, this book focuses on sixteen discrete episodes that illustrate a point that is much larger than the sum of their parts: media have played and continue to play an enormous role in shaping this nation. The fourth edition features an entirely new chapter on the way US media have championed various gay and lesbian rights initiatives, from the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case through the June 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). Balancing criticism and celebration of news media and exploring both print and electronic platforms, Mightier than the Sword provides students with a sense of the power and responsibility inherent in the institution of journalism.

Latinos and the 2012 Election

Author: Gabriel R. Sanchez
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1628951710
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In giving President Obama a record level of support (75 percent) and reaching a watershed 10 percent of the voting population, Latinos proved to be decisive in the 2012 election outcome—an unprecedented mark of influence for this segment of the wider electorate. This shift also signaled a radical reenvisioning of mobilization strategies by both parties and created a sea change in the way political organizations conduct outreach and engagement efforts. In this groundbreaking volume, experts in Latino politics ask: What is the scope of Latino voter influence, where does this electorate have the greatest impact, and what issues matter to them most? They examine a key national discussion—immigration reform—as it relates to voter behavior, and also explore the influence of Latinos within key states, including California, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida. While some of these states have traditionally had strong Latino voting blocs, in others Latinos are just emerging as major players electorally. The book also discusses the extent to which Latinos were mobilized during the 2012 campaign and analyzes election outcomes using new tools created by Latino Decisions. A blend of rigorous data analysis and organizational commentary, the book offers a variety of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the Latino electorate.

Collision 2012

Author: Dan Balz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622768
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race In 2008 a bright young candidate triumphed on a theme of change and hope. Four years later an embattled President struggled against an apocalyptically divided and divisive Congress, a war that won’t end, and an economy that casts a dark penumbra over every spark of good news. His opponent, a well-heeled businessman who couldn't seem to stand on his own business record, withstood unexpected and extreme opposition to capture the nomination of a party whose main platform and principles with which he was historically and fundamentally at odds. The 2012 Election, once predicted to be a boring run at a popular President, took on a new urgency with the infamous 2010 midterm shellacking and equally infamous Citizen United ruling, and delivered drama and tension as the Republicans tried to reconcile the factions at war within their party and Democrats faced the tsunami of super Pac money flooding local and regional elections. As with his last book, The Battle for America 2008, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz uses a combination of superb sources and long, deep reporting experience to take us both deep inside and far beyond Campaign HQs in Chicago and Boston. He tracks the nuances of Beltway politics and the thinking behind the scenes to show how Obama regained his footing, and to speculate about whether this election actually did anything to change the toxically poisonous atmosphere inside the Beltway, the increasing hostility and disenchantment with politicians outside, and the frightening effect of the torrent of money being poured out by special-interest groups beholden to no voter or law? Will there be anything in this election that will heal the political process in America? Special highlights include two much talked-about post-election interviews with Romney and Christie which have been making headlines, as well as a new afterword.

The New Black

Author: Kenneth Mack
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595587993
Format: PDF
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Since the election of President Barack Obama, Americans have struggled to understand a world of race relations that has changed profoundly since the 60s-era struggles for equality. For this incisive, accessible volume, a group of the nation’s eminent public intellectuals explore what, in fact, has changed—or not. The contributors, including Lani Guinier, Glenn Loury, Paul Butler, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Elizabeth Alexander, Orlando Patterson, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Lawrence Bobo, and many others, took this as an invitation to think well beyond the debates prompted by the civil rights movement and its aftermath, challenging conventional wisdom on all fronts. In a book with relevance for all Americans, The New Face of Race shows how the deep social transformations since the 1960s, in such areas as immigration patterns, the image of black women, and the changing political power of African Americans and other groups, have shifted the ground beneath our feet even as the terms of debate over race and inequality have largely stayed the same. A major new effort to move this debate forward—and to address the real and persistent inequalities more effectively—this book offers a vital set of fresh ideas and intellectual tools for facing the new century.

American Government and Politics Today 2013 2014 Edition

Author: Steffen Schmidt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133602134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. It encourages readers to experience the excitement that comes with being an active, engaged, and informed citizen and provides them with the tools they need to get involved. This latest edition includes a variety of updates including in-depth coverage of the 2012 elections. This text is also available without policy chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.