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The Battle for the Court - Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy (Hardcover): Lawrence Baum, David Klein,... The Battle for the Court - Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy (Hardcover)
Lawrence Baum, David Klein, Matthew J. Streb
R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Once largely ignored, judicial elections in the states have become increasingly controversial over the past two decades. Legal organizations, prominent law professors, and a retired Supreme Court justice have advocated the elimination of elections as a means to choose judges. One of their primary concerns is interest group involvement in elections to state supreme courts, which they see as having negative effects on both the courts themselves and public perceptions of these judicial bodies. In The Battle for the Court, Lawrence Baum, David Klein, and Matthew Streb present a systematic investigation into the effects of interest group involvement in the election of judges. Focusing on personal-injury law, the issue that has played the most substantial role in spurring interest group activity in judicial elections, the authors detail how interest groups mobilize in response to unfavorable rulings by state supreme courts, how their efforts influence the outcomes of supreme court elections, and how those outcomes in turn effectively reshape public policies. The authors employ several decades' worth of new data on campaign activity, voter behavior, and judicial policy-making in one particularly colorful, important, and representative state-Ohio-to explore these connections among interest groups, elections, and judicial policy in a way that has not been possible until now.

Running for Judge - The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections (Paperback): Matthew J. Streb Running for Judge - The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections (Paperback)
Matthew J. Streb
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Across the country, races for judgeships are becoming more and more politically contested. As a result, several states and cities are now considering judicial election reform. Running for Judge examines the increasingly contentious judicial elections over the last twenty-five years by providing a timely, insightful analysis of judicial elections. The book ties together the current state of the judicial elections literature, and presents new evidence on a wide range of important topics, including: the history of judicial elections; an understanding of the types of judicial elections; electoral competition during races; the increasing importance of campaign financing; voting in judicial elections; the role interest groups play in supporting candidates; party organizing in supposedly non-partisan elections; judicial accountability; media coverage; and judicial reform of elections.

Running for Judge is an engaging, accessible, empirical analysis of the major issues surrounding judicial elections, with contributions from prominent scholars in the fields of judicial politics, political behavior, and law.

Contributors: Lawrence Baum, Chris W. Bonneau, Brent D. Boyea, Paul Brace, Rachel P. Caufield, Jennifer Segal Diascro, Brian Frederick, Deborah Goldberg, Melinda Gann Hall, Richard L. Hasen, David Klein, Brian F. Schaffner, and Matthew J. Streb.

Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century - How Terrorism, Governments, and Culture Wars Impact Free Speech (Hardcover):... Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century - How Terrorism, Governments, and Culture Wars Impact Free Speech (Hardcover)
Evan Gerstmann, Matthew J. Streb; Introduction by David M. Rabban
R1,838 R1,539 Discovery Miles 15 390 Save R299 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume explores the state of academic freedom in the United States and abroad. What impact have the attacks of September 11th and the ensuing war on terrorism had on free speech, access to information, government funding of the sciences, and other cornerstones of freedom of inquiry at American universities? How has the renewed emphasis on patriotism affected the "culture wars" that aroused so much controversy on American campuses? And how does academic freedom in the United States compare to that of other nations? To engage these crucial questions, the editors have assembled some of the nation's leading experts on academic freedom, from a broad range of disciplines including law, political science, and the history of science.

Running for Judge - The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Matthew... Running for Judge - The Rising Political, Financial, and Legal Stakes of Judicial Elections (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Matthew J. Streb
R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

View the Table of Contents. Read the Chapter One.

aRunning for Judge is an important source of empirical data about judicial elections. Anyone who studies the topic should have a copy.a
--"New York Law Journal"

aThis book offers a variety of insights by professors across the country on issues that are becoming increasingly important in judicial elections. . . . The collection will interest scholars and students of federalism, judicial politics and state politics in general.a
--"Campaigns & Elections"

aThe book does a wonderful job of bringing the different research projects together. All the chapters provide detailed and timely information in an effort to explain recent developments in judicial elections....This is a comprehensive, well-written book.a
--"Law & Politics Book Review"

"This outstanding collection of essays provides new insight into one of the most important features of the American judicial system. Matthew J. Streb has assembled a first-rate set of contributors who offer a fascinating exploration of the institutions, incentives, and democratic consequences of electing judges."
--Kevin T. McGuire, author of "Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court"

"A timely and important addition to the literature on state courts and judicial politics by a stellar team of contributors. New research is presented on a range of issues that will interest scholars and students not only of courts but state politics more generally."
--David M. O'Brien, author of "Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics"

Across the country, races for judgeships are becoming more and more politically contested. As a result, several states and cities are now consideringjudicial election reform. Running for Judge examines the increasingly contentious judicial elections over the last twenty-five years by providing a timely, insightful analysis of judicial elections. The book ties together the current state of the judicial elections literature, and presents new evidence on a wide range of important topics, including: the history of judicial elections; an understanding of the types of judicial elections; electoral competition during races; the increasing importance of campaign financing; voting in judicial elections; the role interest groups play in supporting candidates; party organizing in supposedly non-partisan elections; judicial accountability; media coverage; and judicial reform of elections.

Running for Judge is an engaging, accessible, empirical analysis of the major issues surrounding judicial elections, with contributions from prominent scholars in the fields of judicial politics, political behavior, and law.

Contributors: Lawrence Baum, Chris W. Bonneau, Brent D. Boyea, Paul Brace, Rachel P. Caufield, Jennifer Segal Diascro, Brian Frederick, Deborah Goldberg, Melinda Gann Hall, Richard L. Hasen, David Klein, Brian F. Schaffner, and Matthew J. Streb.

Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century - How Terrorism, Governments, and Culture Wars Impact Free Speech (Paperback):... Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century - How Terrorism, Governments, and Culture Wars Impact Free Speech (Paperback)
Evan Gerstmann, Matthew J. Streb; Introduction by David M. Rabban
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume explores the state of academic freedom in the United States and abroad. What impact have the attacks of September 11th and the ensuing war on terrorism had on free speech, access to information, government funding of the sciences, and other cornerstones of freedom of inquiry at American universities? How has the renewed emphasis on patriotism affected the "culture wars" that aroused so much controversy on American campuses? And how does academic freedom in the United States compare to that of other nations?
To engage these crucial questions, the editors have assembled some of the nation's leading experts on academic freedom, from a broad range of disciplines including law, political science, and the history of science.

Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief edition + Clued in to Politics 3rd edition + Lone Star Politics + CQ Press's Guide to the... Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief edition + Clued in to Politics 3rd edition + Lone Star Politics + CQ Press's Guide to the 2010 Midterm Elections Supplement package (Book, 3rd Brief ed)
Christine Barbour, Gerald Wright, Matthew J. Streb, Julie D. Harrelson-Stephens, Ken Collier, …
R2,526 Discovery Miles 25 260 Out of stock

Keeping the Republic now with a free supplement analyzing the midterm elections! Coming in July, this valuable supplement will provide an insider's guide to the 2010 midterm elections. When placing your order, be sure to use the ISBN on this page to ensure that your students receive the supplement packaged FREE with their textbook. Keeping the Republic, 3rd Brief Edition Too often, brief texts sacrifice the flavor of the full edition with an outside author condensing material on the altar of fewer pages. Once examples are cut, what's left is a drabber book heavy on concepts and devoid of color. This brief is different. Authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright have kept the same strong, cohesive narrative and focus on core concepts that form the basis of Keeping the Republic-and do the streamlining and writing themselves. The themes of power and citizenship so crucial to the full text are found here in abundance, along with an array of engaging stories and cases to keep students reading. Reflecting changes through the 2008 elections, thorough and extensive updating and analysis of new scholarship are evident in every chapter. Key features include "What's at Stake?" chapter-opening vignettes that spotlight the "who, what, and how" of American politics, "Profiles in Citizenship" that inspire students with personal interviews with political luminaries such as Sandra Day O'Connor and Rahm Emmanuel, and "Consider the Source" boxes that help students critically read and digest political information. Other study aids include bolded key terms, chapter summaries, suggested resources, and a glossary. For more information about Keeping the Republic, click here. Clued in to Politics Beyond asking students to analyze a reading, how do you actually get them to do it? With their popular CLUES method, Barbour and Streb train students to Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications. With their contextual headnotes and CLUES questions, every reading helps develop lasting habits of critical thinking. Around 80 brief selections-36 new to this edition-are drawn from the wide range of media from which students glean political information. For more information about Clued in to Politics, click here. Lone Star Politics Texas is in a bit of a dilemma-it is a rapidly growing state saddled with a constitution that was written by conservative farmers in 1876. Texas's government struggles to meet the needs of an increasingly diversified population and the challenges of an economy driven by large multi-national corporations, many on the cutting edge of the information age. How has Texas developed and flourished over the years, but failed to fully respond to these changes? Lone Star Politics explicitly focuses on the disconnect between the outsized myth of Texas with its legendary political history and the reality of the state's day-to-day governance to help explain who gets what resources and how they are distributed. The engaging and accessible writing style makes this a book that students of all levels will actually want to read. And when they do, they'll get both description and analysis, a balance of institutions and behavior, as well as comparisons of Texas with other states. "Texas vs. _______" feature boxes use narrative, tabular data, and critical thinking questions to show how Texas works differently from the rest of the country, while "Texas Legends" boxes show how certain celebrated figures and institutions influence Texans and their identity as well as shape Texas politics today. For more information about Lone Star Politics, click here.

Law and Election Politics - The Rules of the Game (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Law and Election Politics - The Rules of the Game (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R3,241 Discovery Miles 32 410 Out of stock

Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudied-as, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most important-and most controversial-decisions the courts have made on a variety of election-related subjects. More than a typical law book that summarizes cases, Mathew Streb has assembled an outstanding group of scholars to place electoral laws and the courts' rulings on those laws in the context of electoral politics. They comprehensively cover the range of topics important to election law-campaign finance, political parties, campaigning, redistricting, judicial elections, the Internet, voting machines, voter identification, ballot access, and direct democracy. This is an essential resource both for students of the electoral process and scholars of election law and election reform.

Clued in to Politics - A Critical Thinking Reader in American Government (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Christine Barbour,... Clued in to Politics - A Critical Thinking Reader in American Government (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Christine Barbour, Matthew J. Streb
R1,331 Discovery Miles 13 310 Out of stock

Clued in to Politics is a collection of 70 contemporary readings that uses unique pedagogy to model critical thinking. The editors write a contextual headnote-"why we chose this piece"-and then employ the CLUES method-Consider the source, Lay out the argument, Uncover the evidence, Evaluate the conclusion, and Sort out the political implications-to teach students how to do close reading and analysis of political information.

Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R2,870 R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Save R372 (13%) Out of stock

While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over--or even understanding of--what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in this timely book on improving American electoral democracy. This critical examination of the rules and institutional arrangements that shape the American electoral process analyzes the major debates that embroil scholars and reformers on subjects ranging from the number of elections we hold and the use of nonpartisan elections, to the presidential nominating process and campaign finance laws. Ultimately, Streb argues for a less burdensome democracy, a democracy in which citizens can participate more easily in transparent, competitive elections. This book is designed to get students of elections and American political institutions to think critically about what it means to be democratic and how democratic the United States really is. Part of the Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation series, edited by Matthew J. Streb.

Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R820 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R81 (10%) Out of stock

While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over or even understanding of what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in this timely book on improving American electoral democracy.

This critical examination of the rules and institutional arrangements that shape the American electoral process analyzes the major debates that embroil scholars and reformers on subjects ranging from the number of elections we hold and the use of nonpartisan elections, to the presidential nominating process and campaign finance laws. Ultimately, Streb argues for a less burdensome democracy, a democracy in which citizens can participate more easily in transparent, competitive elections.

This book is designed to get students of elections and American political institutions to think critically about what it means to be democratic and how democratic the United States really is.

Part of the Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation series, edited by Matthew J. Streb.

The New Electoral Politics of Race (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): Matthew J. Streb The New Electoral Politics of Race (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
Matthew J. Streb
R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Out of stock

Historically, race has always been at the heart of American politics, and southern politics more specifically. Southern elections revolved almost entirely around racial issues during the 1950s and 1960s as debates raged over integration of schools, voting rights, and busing patterns. The election of George Wallace as governor of Alabama in 1962 underscored the electoral power of ruthless racial rhetoric, not only in Alabama, but throughout the South and the entire country. Almost 40 years later, segregation is no longer legal, tensions between blacks and whites have lessened, and the influx of large numbers of African Americans into the electorate has forced politicians to court black voters. Matthew Streb finds, however, that although extreme racial rhetoric has disappeared from the modern campaign trall, voters are still polarized along racial lines. By comparing gubernatorial campaigns in four southern and three northern states - Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, and Massachusetts - the author examines how candidates use, or fall to use, race in their campaign strategies. He demonstrates that race indeed remains a significant factor in American elections, couched in alternative issues, such as affirmative action, profiling, and social welfare. Streb's analysis of the appeal by politicians for the elite vote and the public vote reveals that class has replaced race as a definitive issue in American politics. This book will, therefore, be important not only to academic libraries and students and scholars of political science, southern history, and civil rights, but also to pollsters, campaign strategists, and state political party officials.

Polls and Politics - The Dilemmas of Democracy (Hardcover, New): Michael A Genovese, Matthew J. Streb Polls and Politics - The Dilemmas of Democracy (Hardcover, New)
Michael A Genovese, Matthew J. Streb
R2,050 Discovery Miles 20 500 Out of stock

This hard-hitting and engaging examination of polls and American politics asks an essential question: do polls contribute to the vitality of our democracy or are they undermining the health of our political system? leading scholars address several key issues such as how various types of polls affect democracy, the meaning attributed to polling data by citizens and the media, the use of polls by presidents, and ow political elites respond--or do not respond--to public polls. the contributors assert that while polls treat z fine line between informing and manipulating the public, they remain valuable so long as a robust democracy obliges its political leaders to respond to the expressed will of the people.

Polls and Politics - The Dilemmas of Democracy (Paperback, New): Michael A Genovese, Matthew J. Streb Polls and Politics - The Dilemmas of Democracy (Paperback, New)
Michael A Genovese, Matthew J. Streb
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Out of stock

This hard-hitting and engaging examination of polls and American politics asks an essential question: do polls contribute to the vitality of our democracy or are they undermining the health of our political system? leading scholars address several key issues such as how various types of polls affect democracy, the meaning attributed to polling data by citizens and the media, the use of polls by presidents, and ow political elites respond--or do not respond--to public polls. the contributors assert that while polls treat z fine line between informing and manipulating the public, they remain valuable so long as a robust democracy obliges its political leaders to respond to the expressed will of the people.

Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R3,359 Discovery Miles 33 590 Out of stock

While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over-or even understanding of-what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much-needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in the thoroughly revised third edition of this timely book on improving American electoral democracy. This critical examination of the rules and institutional arrangements that shape the American electoral process analyzes the major debates that embroil scholars and reformers on subjects ranging from the number of elections we hold and the use of nonpartisan elections, to the presidential nominating process and campaign finance laws. Ultimately, Streb argues for a less burdensome democracy, a democracy in which citizens can participate more easily in transparent, competitive elections. This book is designed to get students of elections and American political institutions to think critically about what it means to be democratic, and how democratic the United States really is. Part of the Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation series, edited by Matthew J. Streb.

Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R745 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R70 (9%) Out of stock

While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over-or even understanding of-what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much-needed light on all the major concerns of the electoral process in the thoroughly revised third edition of this timely book on improving American electoral democracy. This critical examination of the rules and institutional arrangements that shape the American electoral process analyzes the major debates that embroil scholars and reformers on subjects ranging from the number of elections we hold and the use of nonpartisan elections, to the presidential nominating process and campaign finance laws. Ultimately, Streb argues for a less burdensome democracy, a democracy in which citizens can participate more easily in transparent, competitive elections. This book is designed to get students of elections and American political institutions to think critically about what it means to be democratic, and how democratic the United States really is. Part of the Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation series, edited by Matthew J. Streb.

Law and Election Politics - The Rules of the Game (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Matthew J. Streb Law and Election Politics - The Rules of the Game (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Matthew J. Streb
R875 R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Save R89 (10%) Out of stock

Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudied-as, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most important-and most controversial-decisions the courts have made on a variety of election-related subjects. More than a typical law book that summarizes cases, Mathew Streb has assembled an outstanding group of scholars to place electoral laws and the courts' rulings on those laws in the context of electoral politics. They comprehensively cover the range of topics important to election law-campaign finance, political parties, campaigning, redistricting, judicial elections, the Internet, voting machines, voter identification, ballot access, and direct democracy. This is an essential resource both for students of the electoral process and scholars of election law and election reform.

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