Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Print Books on voting, politics and more
Campaigns and Elections by
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Preface: Why you need to know about campaigns and elections -- Voting and participation -- Carving out legislative districts -- Political parties and elections -- Statewide, local, and congressional elections -- Presidential elections -- Money, mega donors, and wide open spending -- Inner workings of modern campaigns -- Direct democracy : ballot campaigns -- How campaigns have changed -- Threats to democracy.
Saving the Electoral College by
Publication Date: 2019-08-21
Introduction: John F. Kennedy's vision of federalism -- The solar system of government power -- Electing a president: the framers' vision -- Direct election illusion -- The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact -- The Grand Compromise and the unit vote: myths and misdirection -- Presidential campaigns and incentives: "That's where the votes are" -- Legitimacy and certainty -- The recount problem -- Myths about the electoral college: a response -- Reform: proposals and alternatives -- Conclusion: The case for preserving federalism -- National popular vote interstate compact: California's bill -- Selected provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
Campaigning for President in America, 1788-2016 by
Publication Date: 2016-04-25
"In an attempt to understand this more thoroughly, this work discusses an aspect of politics--presidential politics--that can at times still exhibit the unpredictable vigor characteristic of the new. It is directed at an audience of readers who approach new fields of the intellect with the openness and enthusiasm of the young everywhere. Perhaps more importantly, this volume aims at drawing the attention of students to the deep connections between our current political culture and the political history that has shaped it"-- Provided by publisher.
Representation and the Electoral College by
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
Introduction -- Theories of representation -- The founding and evolution of the Electoral College -- Federalism and the Electoral College -- The popular vote and misfires in the Electoral College -- Presidential electors as agents of representation -- Alexander Hamilton and the 2016 election -- Reform efforts and thoughts on the Electoral College.
Get Out the Vote by
Publication Date: 2015-09-30
Analyzes methods for targeting potential supporters and getting them to the polls, especially in smaller-scale political contests.
The Deep State by
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
Beltwayland -- What is the Deep State? -- Bad ideas have consequences -- Do elections matter? -- Does our defense actually defend America? -- Economic warfare: big banks and the National Security State -- The commanding heights -- The Deep State, the law, and the constitution -- Silicon Valley and the American panopticon -- Personnel is policy -- Austerity for thee but not for me -- A stopped clock is right twice a day -- Signs of change? -- America confronts the world -- Is there an alternative?
Necessary Trouble by
Publication Date: 2016-08-23
We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism, among them the growth of the Tea Party, BlackLivesMatter, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country, and are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it.
The Intimidation Game by
Publication Date: 2016-06-21
For nearly forty years, Washington and much of the American public have held up "disclosure" and "campaign finance laws" as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This narrative will show, through disturbing, first-person accounts, how both have instead been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. Democrats have in the past decade used them to sic the IRS, the Federal government, state prosecutors, and activists on those who "violate" these confusing regulations, and that campaign continues"-- NoveList.
When Does Gender Matter? by
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
1. Candidate Sex and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections -- 2. Studying Gender Stereotypes and Women Candidates -- 3. Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates -- 4. Do Stereotypes Shape Evaluations of Candidates? -- 5. The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions -- 6. Gender Stereotypes in Other Places? Candidate Quality and Issue Campaigns -- 7. The Landscape for Women Candidates -- Appendix A : Candidate Lists -- Appendix B : Variable Construction -- Appendix C : Campaign Ads and Websites -- Appendix D : Survey Instrument -- Appendix E : Additional Vote Choice Analysis.
Controlling the Message by
Publication Date: 2015-03-27
Broken down into sections that examine new media strategy from the highest echelons of campaign management all the way down to passive citizen engagement with campaign issues in places like online comment forums, the book ultimately reveals that political messaging in today's diverse new media landscape is a fragile, unpredictable, and sometimes futile process. The result is a collection that both interprets important historical data from a watershed campaign season and also explains myriad approaches to political campaign media scholarship.
The Presidency A to Z by
Publication Date: 2007-08-15
Presidents -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Electronic Books on voting, politics, elections
The Ethics of Voting (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2012-04-29
Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this provocative book, Jason Brennan challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens--in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote. Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. Brennan shows why voters have duties to.
Primary Politics (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
The Good Old Days? When Parties Controlled Nominations and Primaries Were to Be Avoided at All Costs; Sequence as Strategy: How Jimmy Carter ""Got It"" and Taught Subsequent Presidential Candidates the New Rules of the Road; The Fight to Be First: Why Iowa and New Hampshire Dominate Presidential Nominating Politics; Proportional Representation: Why Democrats Use It and Republicans Don't; Devil in the Details: How the Delegate Count Shapes Modern Nominating Campaigns Do Conventions Matter Anymore? Why No One Could Stop TrumpThe Loss of Peer Review;
Super Tuesday (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2015-01-13
Super Tuesday 1988 was the first successful attempt to get several states in one region to hold their presidential primaries on the same day. Its success -- or lack thereof -- will affect the way presidents are elected for many years to come. Reaching beyond Super Tuesday and the nominations of George Bush and Michael Dukakis, Barbara Norrander's book presents the nation's first regional primary as the latest chapter in the ever-changing system through which U.S. political parties choose their presidential candidates. Norrander's research details how changes in technology, candidate and media s.
The Citizen Lobbyist (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local, state, and federal government, The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists, unions, and coalitions, both in Washington, DC, and in state capitals across the country. All too often, public officials seem removed from the people who hired them to be their representatives and fail to work on their behalf. This book gives a step-by-step plan on.
American Government: Office of the President (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
The Office of the President handbook details the specific jobs of the president, including chief of state, chief executive, and commander-in-chief, plus the role of the president's cabinet and the limited powers of the office. Five unique handbooks comprise the new American Government series. With the confusing political discourse in today's world, it's no wonder kids tune out. How can we tune them back in? The stale descriptions in standard American government textbooks do nothing to motivate learning. The readability is too high. And the language too dry. How can we make it personal? Accessible? Interesting? Even humorous?
Woman President (electronic book) by
Publication Date: 2013-08-08
Presidents--United States--Election--Case studies
Gender mainstreaming--United States
Women presidential candidates--United States
Women presidents--United States
Mass media and women--United States
Feminism and mass media--United States
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Book on Parties
We've Got People by
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Book one: The end of big money. Chapter 1: Tune in -- Chapter 2: The beginning of the rainbow -- Chapter 3: Pelosi's party -- Chapter 4: The making of Rahm Emanuel -- Chapter 5: The dean bat -- Chapter 6: Political genius -- Chapter 7: Triple rainbow -- Chapter 8: The dream -- Chapter 9: Heart attack -- Chapter 10: Grandma Hannie -- Chapter 11: The public opinion -- Chapter 12: Warren v. Wall Street -- Chapter 13: The belt tightens -- Chapter 14: Senator Warren -- Chapter 15: Occupy Washington -- Book two: The rise of a movement. Chapter 16: Orientation -- Chapter 17: Uncorked -- Chapter 18: Obama's farewell gift -- Chapter 19: Two nations, indivisible -- Chapter 20: Dead enders -- Chapter 21: Mrs. Hayes -- Chapter 22: Primaries matter -- Chapter 23: The zeal of the converted -- Chapter 24: The year of the woman -- Chapter 25: Betomania -- Chapter 26: AOC -- Chapter 27: Which side are you on? -- Chapter 28: Brett -- Chapter 29: The green dream.
Tea Party Women by
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
Introduction: Mama Grizzlies Rising Up -- Top Conservatives and Grassroots Leaders: The Women behind the Tea Party -- A New Civic Motherhood? The Evolution of Conservative Women's Political Rhetoric -- The Sexist Safety Net: Free Enterprise as Feminist Principle -- Freedom Feminism: Individualism, Conservatism, and Gender Roles -- Guns are the Great Equalizer: Mama Grizzlies and the Right to Bear Arms -- Conclusion: Tea Party Women and the Future of American Politics.
The Red and the Blue by
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-1993.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.
Director, Library Services
, Dual credit
, Faculty Support
, Online classes
, Physical education
, Political Science
, Rolla campus
, Social sciences
, Student Leadership/ Government/ Societies