By Dieter Nohlen
This quantity maintains the sequence of election facts handbooks released by way of OUP. It offers the 1st ever compendium of electoral facts for all 35 states within the Americas from their independence, or the creation of common male suffrage, to the current. Containing contributions from popular students, Elections within the Americas is a hugely authoritative source for ancient and cross-national comparisons of elections and electoral systems.
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By Bernie Sanders
The ny instances bestseller!
When Bernie Sanders begun his race for the presidency, it used to be thought of through the political institution and the media to be a “fringe” crusade, anything to not be taken heavily. finally, he was once simply an self sufficient senator from a small country with little identify acceptance. His crusade had no cash, no political association, and it used to be taking up the total Democratic get together institution.
By the time Sanders’s crusade got here to a detailed, even though, it used to be transparent that the pundits had gotten it mistaken. Bernie had run the most consequential campaigns within the smooth heritage of the rustic. He had got greater than thirteen million votes in primaries and caucuses in the course of the nation, received twenty-two states, and greater than 1.4 million humans had attended his public conferences. most crucial, he confirmed that the yank humans have been ready to tackle the greed and irresponsibility of company the USA and the 1 percent.
In Our Revolution, Sanders stocks his own reports from the crusade path, recounting the main points of his old fundamental struggle and the folks who made it attainable. And for the hundreds of thousands trying to proceed the political revolution, he outlines a revolutionary financial, environmental, racial, and social justice time table that may create jobs, bring up wages, safeguard the surroundings, and supply well-being take care of all―and eventually remodel our kingdom and our international for the higher. For him, the political revolution has simply began. The crusade can be over, however the fight is going on.
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By Michael J. Dubin
This significant reference paintings offers whole returns for the presidential elections by way of country and county for the interval 1788 to 1860. this data is nowhere else to be had in a single quantity, and masses of it's been pieced jointly via years of study of unique resources of many types. The paintings starts off with a background of vote casting for presidential electors and the impact of political events at the electors, and prefaces the most textual content with listings of election dates, county names (past and present), celebration abbreviations utilized in the booklet, and counties created following each one state's first well known election of electors. the most a part of the ebook, the election returns, contains each one candidate's identify, occasion, variety of votes and percent of votes. Explanatory footnotes and resource info accompany the returns, in addition to maps that express presidential election districts for these states and elections while presidential elections have been so carried out. Researchers accustomed to Mr. Dubin's colossal Congressional Elections paintings will comprehend the scope, element, accuracy and area of expertise of this new paintings.
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By Glenn H. Utter
In one quantity, crusade and Election Reform gathers a wealth of data approximately prior and current makes an attempt to reform the electoral method. The authors speak about such political situations as occasion corruption, which ended in the increase of reform pursuits, and over the top crusade donations, which led to crusade finance laws. Emphasis is put on some of the causes for persisted low voter turnout charges and advised alterations within the electoral process which can elevate citizen participation.Topics comprise improvement of the key poll; the electoral collage and the twelfth modification; innovative period reforms; discrimination; gerrymandering; time period limits; poll layout reform; and unintentional effects of reform. The publication is filled with evidence and knowledge from balloting stories and comprises excerpts from laws and lawsuits, and the various reviews of political researchers and activists.
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By Alan Renwick
Elections lie on the center of democracy, and this e-book seeks to appreciate how the principles governing these elections are selected. Drawing on either vast comparisons and designated case stories, it focuses upon the electoral principles that govern what forms of personal tastes citizens can show and the way votes translate into seats in a legislature. via certain exam of electoral reform politics in 4 international locations (France, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand), Alan Renwick indicates how significant electoral procedure alterations in proven democracies take place via contrasting varieties of reform technique. Renwick rejects the straightforward view that electoral platforms consistently straightforwardly replicate the pursuits of the politicians in strength. Politicians' motivations are advanced; politicians are often not able to pursue reforms they need; sometimes, they're pressured to simply accept reforms they oppose. The Politics of Electoral Reform exhibits how citizens and reform activists may have actual energy over electoral reform.
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By Jody C. Baumgartner
Since 1960 the workplace of the vice presidency of the U.S. has developed right into a essentially diverse establishment than the single the founders estimated, attracting better-qualified aspirants who could be referred to as upon to accomplish numerous very important initiatives. This booklet deals a corrective to the overwhelmingly detrimental view that americans have had in their vice presidents through demonstrating how the position has replaced over the years. moreover, Baumgartner examines those that have been applicants for vp yet who weren't elected. The publication is equipped thematically based on the occupation direction of the vp, from the choice strategy via crusade and nomination to election, provider in workplace, and post-White condominium contributions.
John Adams famously known as the vice presidency, the main insignificant place of work that ever the discovery of guy contrived or his mind's eye conceived. Harry Truman referred to as it, approximately as important as a cow's 5th teat. How issues have replaced in an international the place many examine vice chairman Dick Cheney the main robust determine within the present administration.
Since 1960 the place of work of the vice presidency of the USA has advanced right into a essentially varied establishment than the only the founders anticipated, attracting better-qualified aspirants who can be known as upon to accomplish a number of very important projects. not a ceremonial figurehead or legislative drudge, the vice chairman this day consults heavily with the president and performs an enormous function in govt judgements. those who find themselves selected as working friends are tested extra completely than ever earlier than, now not in simple terms for the improve they could supply the presidential candidate within the basic election, but additionally for the type of president they may be if destiny known as upon them to serve.
In a ebook that's as readable because it is interesting, Baumgartner bargains a corrective to the overwhelmingly unfavorable view americans have had in their vice presidents through demonstrating how the position has replaced over the years. environment the level with a trip to the Constitutional conference and a quick examine pre-modern vice presidents, he examines the nineteen males and one lady who've been vice presidents or applicants for the place of work considering the fact that 1960. His insightful ebook is prepared thematically in response to the profession course of the vice president-from the choice technique in the course of the crusade and nomination to election, carrier in place of work, and post-White condo contributions.
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By Duncan McCargo
Due to the fact that 1932, Thai politics has passed through a variety of political 'reforms', frequently observed by means of constitutional revisions and shifts within the position of strength. Following the occasions of may possibly 1992, there have been powerful pressures from sure teams in Thai society for a primary overhaul of the political order, culminating within the drafting and promulgation of a brand new structure in 1997. besides the fact that, constitutional reform is just one small a part of quite a lot of attainable reforms, together with that of the electoral procedure, schooling, the paperwork, well-being and welfare, the media - or even the army. certainly, the industrial trouble which engulfed Thailand in 1997 resulted in a common wondering of the country's social and political buildings. With the surprising finish of speedy fiscal development, the urgency of reform and model to Thailand's altering situations grew to become tremendously extra acute. It used to be in contrast historical past that the Thai parliament handed significant alterations to the electoral method in past due 2000, simply weeks sooner than the January 2001 election. Reflecting at the twists and turns of reform in Thailand through the years and with the 1st in-depth scholarly research of ways profitable have been the hot electoral reforms, this quantity is a 'must have' for everybody drawn to Thai politics and its effect at the wider Asian political scene.
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