Politics of Congressional Elections, The8th Edition
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Updated in its 8th edition, The Politics of Congressional Elections has been brought completely up-to-date with the latest data from the National Election Study and the Federal Election Commission. It now includes coverage and analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections and continues to make connections to broader themes and fundamental questions about representation and responsibility. This seminal work continues to offer a systematic account of what goes on in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of the political system, with profound consequences for representative government.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Context
Chapter 3 Congressional Candidates
Chapter 4 Congressional Campaigns
Chapter 5 Congressional Voters
Chapter 6 National Politics and Congressional Elections
Chapter 7 Elections, Representation, and the Politics of Congress
•¿The text considers normative issues about representation and responsibility, helping readers to see the profound consequences that proceed from congressional election politics and encouraging them to think about and question our current system. (ex. Ch. 7)
•¿Numerous figures, tables, graphs and charts throughout the text accessibly present the most up-to-date data from the Federal Election Commission and the National Election Study. (ex. p. 49)
•¿Authored by renowned political scientist and award-winning author Gary C. Jacobson, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego.