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Tarbutton Hall 106
|Abramowitz, Alan I.||HSC.||4||3425||TBA.|
An examination of the contemporary electoral process in the US with comparisons to other industrial democracies. Topics covered include the US party and electoral systems, primaries and nominations, voter turnout, partisanship and ideology in the electorate, political campaigns, issue voting and electoral reform.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2012. The Politics of Congressional Elections. ISBN: 9780205251766.Prentice Hall, 8th Edition.
- 2011. The Road to the White House 2012. ISBN: 9781111341503.Wadsworth Press, 9th Edition.
- 2009. Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System. ISBN: 9780815702924.Brookings Institution Press.
- 2012. The Polarized Public: Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional. ISBN: 9780205877393.Prentice Hall.
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