Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics (Presidential Elections: Strategies & Structures of American Politics)
- Publish Date: 2007-06-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Nelson W. Polsby;Aaron Wildavsky;David A. Hopkins
Brimming with data and examples from the heated 2004 election, and laced with previews of 2008, the twelfth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The newest editionOs comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy with overviews of the changes in campaign finance and the growing role of the Internet. Also, the twelfth edition explores the effect of the forward-creeping presidential nomination process and the sequence of electoral events. All of these aspects and the issues themselves are discussed by a wide array of actors in the electoral process: voters, interest groups, political parties, the media, and the candidates themselves. The twelfth edition is a timely update to this essential text on American elections.