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By Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier, David A. Hopkins

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Brimming with facts and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth version of this well known textual content deals a whole evaluate of the presidential election approach from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to ultimate voter turnout and go out interviews. the excellent insurance contains crusade method, the series of electoral occasions, and the problems, all from the point of view of a number of the actors within the election method: electorate, curiosity teams, political events, the media, and the applicants themselves.

Revised to provide scholars the main updated realizing of the electoral procedure, the fourteenth variation of Presidential Elections

  • presents whole assurance of the 2012 election and presidential choice strategy alterations for 2016;
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  • explains the hot 2016 crusade finance ideas and their implications;
  • explores the expanding demographic variety of the presidential citizens and its attainable 2016 impacts;
  • includes perception at the evolution and impression of recent "microtargeting" crusade applied sciences; and
  • presents a revised and up to date research of attainable reforms of the presidential election process.

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Alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4422-5366-7 (electronic) 1. Presidents—United States—Election. I. II. Schier, Steven E. III. Hopkins, David A. IV. Title. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America By Nelson A. Polsby and Aaron Wildavsky— To our grandchildren Benjamin Polsby Stern Eva Miriam Wildavsky Aaron Alexander Wildavsky Edward Polsby Stern Saul Abraham Wildavsky By Steven E. Schier— To my family Mary, Anna and Teresa Schier By David A. Hopkins— To my family and friends Contents Tables, Figures, and Boxes Preface Part I THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT 1 VOTERS Why People Don’t Vote Why People Do Vote: A Theory of Social Connectedness Party Identification as Social Identity Parties as Aggregates of Loyal Voters Ideologies, Candidates, and Issues in the Minds of Voters Changes in Party Identification: Social Habit versus Contemporary Evaluation A Central Strategic Problem: The Attentiveness of Voters 2 GROUPS The Presidential Vote as an Aggregation of Interest Groups Variations among Interest Groups “Special” Interests, Campaign Spending, and Public Interest Groups Political Parties as Organizations Third Parties 3 RULES AND RESOURCES Rules: The Electoral College Thinking about Resources Resources: Money The Beverly Hills Primary Campaign Finance in Presidential Primaries Raising and Spending Money in the General Election Does Money Buy Elections?

III. Hopkins, David A. IV. Title. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America By Nelson A. Polsby and Aaron Wildavsky— To our grandchildren Benjamin Polsby Stern Eva Miriam Wildavsky Aaron Alexander Wildavsky Edward Polsby Stern Saul Abraham Wildavsky By Steven E. Schier— To my family Mary, Anna and Teresa Schier By David A. Hopkins— To my family and friends Contents Tables, Figures, and Boxes Preface Part I THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT 1 VOTERS Why People Don’t Vote Why People Do Vote: A Theory of Social Connectedness Party Identification as Social Identity Parties as Aggregates of Loyal Voters Ideologies, Candidates, and Issues in the Minds of Voters Changes in Party Identification: Social Habit versus Contemporary Evaluation A Central Strategic Problem: The Attentiveness of Voters 2 GROUPS The Presidential Vote as an Aggregation of Interest Groups Variations among Interest Groups “Special” Interests, Campaign Spending, and Public Interest Groups Political Parties as Organizations Third Parties 3 RULES AND RESOURCES Rules: The Electoral College Thinking about Resources Resources: Money The Beverly Hills Primary Campaign Finance in Presidential Primaries Raising and Spending Money in the General Election Does Money Buy Elections?

ISBN 978-1-4422-5365-0 (cloth : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4422-5367-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-4422-5366-7 (electronic) 1. Presidents—United States—Election. I. II. Schier, Steven E. III. Hopkins, David A. IV. Title. 48-1992. Printed in the United States of America By Nelson A. Polsby and Aaron Wildavsky— To our grandchildren Benjamin Polsby Stern Eva Miriam Wildavsky Aaron Alexander Wildavsky Edward Polsby Stern Saul Abraham Wildavsky By Steven E. Schier— To my family Mary, Anna and Teresa Schier By David A.

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