Conventional Wisdom and American Elections Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions debunks many common myths that have arisen about the electoral process in the past few decades. Topics include campaign finance, political participation and voting, and the role of campaigns, negative campaigning, political parties, and the role the media plays in the electoral process. Each chapter offers comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, and is written in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students.
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Vanishing Voters: Misconceptions about Voter Turnout and the Youth Vote|
|A Polarized Nation? "The Culture War" and Divisions in American Politics|
|The Myth of Independent and Swing Voters|
|Misconceptions about Campaign Finance Reform: What Regulations Have and Have Not Accomplished|
|The "Veepstakes": Balancing the Ticket and Other Myths about Vice Presidential Selection|
|Myth or Reality? Presidential Campaigns Have Become Nastier|
|Science or Voodoo? Misconceptions about National Election Polls|
|"It's the Ratings, Stupid": Misconceptions about Media Bias|
|A "Dime's Worth of Difference"? Political Parties and the Myth of Tweedledum and Tweedledee|
|Understanding Election Outcomes|
|Selling the President: The "Image is Everything" Myth|
|The Illusion of Competitive Congressional Elections|
|"Kingmaker" and Battleground States and the Myth of National Presidential Elections|
|About the Authors|