eBook Elections A to Z, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781452234137
  • DDC: 324.60973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 768 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
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The essential A to Z reference on all aspects of the U.S. electoral process, ELECTIONS A TO Z, Fourth Edition provides all the basic information readers need to understand how campaigns and elections the hallmark of a democracy are conducted in the United States and how voters, candidates, political parties, and others participate in the electoral process. This easy-to-use encyclopedic volume features dozens new or significantly updated entries. With both a historical and contemporary focus,ELECTIONS A TO Z offers readers the essentials learning about the vital process of electing the people s representatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Authors.
Preface.
Historic Milestones in U.S. Elections.
1: Absentee Voting.
2: Absolute Majority.
3: American Independent Party (1968–) and American Party (1972–).
4: Anti-Federalists (1789–1796).
5: Anti-Masonic Party (1832–1836).
6: At-Large.
7: Baker v. Carr.
8: Ballot Access.
9: Ballot Types.
10: Bandwagon Effect.
11: Beauty Contest.
12: Bellwether.
13: Bicameral.
14: Bilingual Voters.
15: Black Suffrage.
16: Blue Dog Democrats.
17: Boll Weevil.
18: Border States.
19: Brass Collar Democrat.
20: Brokered Convention.
21: Buckley v. Valeo.
22: Bundling.
23: Bush v. Gore.
24: Campaign, Basic Stages of.
25: Campaign Buttons.
26: Campaign Finance.
27: Campaign Slogans.
28: Campaign Strategies.
29: Campaigning.
30: Candidate-Centered Campaigns.
31: Canvassing Board.
32: Caucus.
33: Census.
34: Citizens Party (1979–1984).
35: Citizenship and Voting.
36: Civil Rights Acts.
37: Club for Growth.
38: Coalition.
39: Coattails.
40: Communist Party U.S.A. (1924–).
41: Congressional District.
42: Congressional Elections.
43: Constituency.
44: Constitutional Union Party (1860).
45: Constitution Party (U.S. Taxpayers Party) (1992–).
46: Contested Elections.
47: Crossover Voting.
48: Cumulative Voting.
49: Dark Horse.
50: Debates.
51: Delegates.
52: Democracy.
53: Democratic Leadership Council.
54: Democratic National Committee.
55: Democratic Party (1832–).
56: Democratic-Republican Party (1796–1828).
57: Direct Election.
58: District of Columbia.
59: Districts, Wards, and Precincts.
60: Election Cycle in America.
61: Election Day.
62: Election Fraud.
63: Electoral Anomalies.
64: Electoral Behavior.
65: Electoral College and Votes.
66: Equal Time and Rebuttal Rules.
67: Exit Polls.
68: “527” Political Organizations.
69: Favorite Son.
70: Federal Election Commission.
71: Federal Workers' Political Activity.
72: Federalist Party (1789–1816).
73: Forecasting Election Results.
74: Franchise.
75: Free Soil Party (1848–1852).
76: Freeholder.
77: Front-Loading.
78: Front-Runner.
79: Fusionism.
80: Gerrymander.
81: Get out the Vote.
82: Governor.
83: Grandfather Clause.
84: Green Party (1996–).
85: Greenback Party (1876–1884).
86: Hard Money.
87: Help America Vote Act of 2002.
88: Home Rule.
89: House of Representatives, Electing.
90: House of Representatives, Qualifications.
91: Ideology.
92: Incumbency.
93: Independent.
94: Initiatives and Referendums.
95: Interest Group.
96: International and U.S. Elections Compared.
97: Internet Politics.
98: Iowa Caucus.
99: Issue Voting.
100: Judicial System.
101: Know Nothing (American) Party (1856).
102: Lame Duck.
103: Landslide.
104: LaRouche Movement (U.S. Labor Party, 1973–).
105: Liberal Republican Party (1872).
106: Libertarian Party (1971–).
107: Liberty Party (1839–1848).
108: Lieutenant Governor.
109: Literacy Tests.
110: Mandate.
111: Media Coverage of Campaigns.
112: Media Use by Campaigns.
113: Mid-Decade Redistricting.
114: Midterm Election.
115: Minority-Majority District.
116: Motor Voter Act.
117: Mugwump.
118: Multimember Districts.
119: National Democratic Party (1896).
120: National Election Studies.
121: National Party Conventions.
122: National Republican Party (1828–1832).
123: National Unity Party (1980–1988).
124: Natural Law Party (1992–2004).
125: Nature of Representation.
126: Negative Campaigning.
127: New Hampshire Primary.
128: One Person, One Vote.
129: Oregon V. Mitchell.
130: Party Endorsement of Candidates.
131: Party Identification by Voters.
132: Peace and Freedom Party (1967–).
133: People's Party (1970s).
134: Platform.
135: Plurality.
136: Pocketbook Voting.
137: Political Action Committees.
138: Political Advertising.
139: Political Consultants.
140: Political Culture in America.
141: Political Party Development.
142: Political Socialization of the Public.
143: Poll Taxes.
144: Polling.
145: Popular Vote.
146: Populist (People's) Party (1891–1908, 1984–).
147: Postconvention Bounce.
148: President, Nominating and Electing.
149: President, Qualifications.
150: Presidential Draft.
151: Presidential Elections Chronology.
152: Presidential Primaries.
153: Presidential Selection Reforms.
154: Primary Types.
155: Progressive Party–Bull Moose (1912).
156: Progressive Party (1924).
157: Progressive Party (1948).
158: Prohibition Party (1869–).
159: Proportional Representation.
160: Public Financing of Campaigns.
161: Public Opinion.
162: Push Poll.
163: Racial Redistricting.
164: Realignments and Dealignments.
165: Reapportionment and Redistricting.
166: Recount.
167: Reform Party (1995–).
168: Removal from Office.
169: Republican Government.
170: Republican Main Street Partnership.
171: Republican National Committee.
172: Republican Party (1854–).
173: Retrospective Voting.
174: Right to Vote.
175: Running Mate.
176: Runoff and Preference Primary.
177: Scandals.
178: Second Midterm Elections (“The Six-Year Itch”).
179: Senate, Electing.
180: Senate, Qualifications.
181: Shaw v. Reno.
182: Single-Issue Voting.
183: Single-Member Districts.
184: Socialist Labor Party (1874–).
185: Socialist Party (1901–).
186: Socialist Workers Party (1938–).
187: Soft Money.
188: Sophisticated Voting.
189: Sore Loser Laws.
190: Southern Democrats (1860).
191: Southern Primary.
192: Special Elections.