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Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics

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Brimming with data and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth edition of this popular 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 comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy, the sequence of elector ...more
ebook, 450 pages
Published August 27th 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published 1971)
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Steven Peterson
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I taught a course on campsigns in presidential election years decades ago, this was one of my textbooks. Polsby and Wildavsky provide a nice freamwork for analyzing presidential elections. Their writing style is also accessible to undergraduate students.

The first part of the book reflects upon the "strategic environment" of presidential elections. This ioncludes such factors as voters and what motivates them, groups, the Electoral College, money, and the information environment. The next se
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