The politics of congressional elections
Students will learn what they need to know about legislative elections and the democratic process from Jacobson and Carson. By providing coverage of the most recent elections as well as the shifting positions of voters, incumbents, challengers, and campaign donations, the tenth edition provides an engaging analysis of congressional candidates, campaigns, and elections. It looks at Trump’s first two years in office and their effect on the 2018 midterm elections, especially the large number of female candidates running for office and the large sums of money spent by challengers. This version also emphasizes the referendum narrative that underpins the election in reaction to Trump administration actions and events. The Politics of Congressional Elections equips students with the tools to analyze democratic government and their own position in the political process by combining historical data analysis and original study with basic principles of representation and obligation.
The logic of america…
Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts present an original analysis of U.S. legislative elections and democratic institutions from a modern political science viewpoint of Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform. The authors examine the applicability of contemporary political science theories in a historical sense, analyze the effects of structural changes, and describe the factors that affect election competition using data from late nineteenth and early twentieth century congressional elections. They present several key findings: the strategic politicians theory can be applied in the absence of candidate-centered campaigns; incumbents had an advantage prior to the full development of candidate-centered campaigns; institutional reforms have had a significant impact on elections; and the degree of electoral competition often correlates with elected officials’ responsiveness to citizens.
Partisan hearts and min…
This edition examines recent congressional election patterns and shows how electoral politics represent and influence other aspects of the American political system. Finance’s position in the democratic process is also discussed.
This is a very informative text that discusses a lot of the fundamentals of political science in the context of Congress and congressional campaigns. There have been many editions of the book, and you should look for the most recent editions to read the most up-to-date material. The fundamental problem in Congress, according to Jacobson, is the disconnect between each legislator’s individual responsibility for re-election and the collective Congressional responsibility for lawmaking. Since indigestion
This is a very informative text that discusses a lot of the fundamentals of political science in the context of Congress and congressional campaigns. There have been many editions of the book, and you should look for the most recent editions to read the most up-to-date material. The fundamental problem in Congress, according to Jacobson, is the disconnect between each legislator’s individual responsibility for re-election and the collective Congressional responsibility for lawmaking. Since individual politicians are not kept responsible for the institution’s overall results, incentives for institutional upkeep have diminished over time, leading to the current situation, in which Congress is generally despised and even members of Congress feel free to trash the institution. But Jacobson also covers a wide range of other relevant subjects, including campaign finance, redistricting, time spent in districts, and all the other big issues that come up while talking about Congress. Even if the title sounds generic, if you’re the type of weirdo who loves talking about this stuff, you’ll be absorbed by this book.
This seminal work has been fully updated with the most recent data from the National Election Study and the Federal Election Commission, as well as coverage and analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections.
•The text examines normative topics such as representation and accountability, allowing readers to see the far-reaching implications of congressional election politics and inspiring them to reflect on and challenge our existing structure. (Example: Chapter 7)
Introduction to Chapter 1 Chapter 2: Setting the Scene Congressional Candidates (Chapter 3) and Congressional Campaigns (Chapter 4) Voters in Congress (Chapter 5) National Politics and Congressional Elections (Chapter 6) Chapter 7: Congress Elections, Representation, and Politics K12 Educators should: For purchase options, contact your Savvas Learning Company Account General Manager. Instant Access ISBNs are available to customers who pay via credit cards or PayPal. Savvas Learning Company LLC is the owner of the Savvas Learning Company trademark.