Let's Vote The Essentials of the American Electoral Process

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Debuting in its first edition, Let's Vote: The Essentials of the American Electoral Process,provides a timely account of the key features of the American electoral system. The text extends its coverage beyond parties-related topics to other election-centered issues, such as the role of the Internet in modern campaigning, the rise of new-style campaign consultants, the import of negative campaign advertising, and the rise of "new media."

Table of Contents

1. Democracy’s Feast

2. The Theoretical Underpinnings of Elections

3. Legal Developments in American Elections

4. The Evolution of Political Parties

5. Minor Parties in the United States

6. The Nomination Process

7. New Players in the Election Process. Consultants, Interest Groups, and LCCs

8. Political Participation in the United States

9. Campaign Finance

10. Referenda, Initiatives, and Recall

11. New Media and the Changing Nature of Campaigns

Conclusion. York, Barack, and Voting in the American Experience

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