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Where Have All the Voters Gone?
As the confusion over the ballots in Florida in 2000 demonstrated, American elections are complex and anything but user-friendly. This phenomenon is by no means new, but with the weakening of political parties in recent decades and the rise of candidate-centered politics, the high level of complexity has become ever more difficult for many citizens to navigate. Thus the co ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 15th 2002 by Harvard University Press
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I guess I skimmed this book more than actually read it. It was an interesting text, but it could have been written better. There was a lot of research that went into this book, and some interesting ideas about what types of people are more likely to vote, and why the voter turn out keeps changing.
A political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. He is an expert on American elections and party politics and is co-author of a popular undergraduate college text on American government, Government in America: People, Policy, and Politics, published by Pearson Longman. He is also the author of Where Have All the Voters Gone: The Decline of American Political Parties, Is Voting For Yo ...moreMore about Martin P. Wattenberg...