Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963885
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963886
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1070 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior covers virtually everything one would want to know about American political campaigns. With more than 450 entries, these two comprehensive volumes present a significant array topics of campaigns, elections and electoral behavior. The encyclopedia's diverse content shows that although the subject matter of campaigns, elections and electoral behavior is inherently related, each topic has a distinct focus.

Key Features

  • Presents topics in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner, intentionally avoiding unnecessary technical language Includes entries written by electoral behavior scholars from around the country
  • Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions
  • Offers a rich campaign history by looking at many colorful candidates, corrupt yet intriguing political machines, rapidly changing technologies, campaign organizations and strategies
  • Provides a description and scholarly analysis for all presidential elections, including state and general elections
  • Presents and simplifies complicated election laws that govern federal, state, and local elections
  • Examines various efforts throughout the decades to reform elections, especially from social upheaval and the resulting political realignments
  • Includes extensive electoral research into the development of political opinions, attitudes and ideologies in American voters

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the General Editor.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Chronology.
1: Abortion.
2: Advertising, Campaign.
3: Affirmative Action.
4: African-American Suffrage.
5: African-American Vote.
6: Age and Voting Behavior.
7: Agenda Setting.
8: Alabama.
9: Alaska.
10: American Communist Party.
11: American Independent Party.
12: American Party.
13: Anderson, John B. (1922–).
14: Anti-Communism.
15: Anti-Federalists.
16: Anti-Masonic Party.
17: Arab-American (Muslim) Vote.
18: Arizona.
19: Arkansas.
20: Asian-American Vote.
21: At-Large Election.
22: Australian Ballot.
23: Balanced Ticket.
24: Ballot Controversies.
25: Ballot Issues.
26: Bandwagon Effect.
27: Battleground States.
28: Bell-Shaped Curve.
29: Bellwether States.
30: Blue States.
31: Bryan, William Jennings (1860–1925).
32: Bull Moose Party.
33: California.
34: Campaign Exploratory Committees.
35: Campaign Finance, Federal Elections.
36: Campaign Finance, Politics of.
37: Campaign Finance, State Elections.
38: Campaign Manager.
39: Campaign Reforms.
40: Campaigns, Local.
41: Campaigns, Presidential.
42: Campaigns, State.
43: Campaigns, U.S. Representatives.
44: Campaigns, U.S. Senators.
45: Campaigns Around the World.
46: Campaign Spending.
47: Campaign Strategies.
48: Candidate Image.
49: Canvassing of Voters in Campaigns.
50: Catholic Vote.
51: Caucuses.
52: Centrist Candidates.
53: Challengers to Incumbents.
54: Civil Rights.
55: Civil War and Realignment.
56: Coattail Effect.
57: Cognitive Dissonance.
58: Colonialism.
59: Colorado.
60: Competitive Seats.
61: Congressional Elections.
62: Connecticut.
63: Conservatism.
64: Constitutional Union Party.
65: Conventions, National Nominating Party.
66: Corruption and Democratic Elections.
67: Court Cases, Federal Elections.
68: Court Cases, State and Local Elections.
69: Crime.
70: Crossley, Archibald (1896–1985).
71: Cross-Pressures, Sociopolitical.
72: Curley, James (1874–1958).
73: Currency.
74: Daley, Richard J. (1902–76).
75: Dark Horse Candidate.
76: Dealignment.
77: Debs, Eugene (1855–1926).
78: Defense.
79: Delaware.
80: Delegates, Convention.
81: Demagogues in Political Campaigns.
82: Democratic National Committee.
83: Democratic National Party Finance Committees.
84: Democratic Party.
85: Democratic-Republican Party.
86: Democratic “Rules of the Game”.
87: Democratic State Party Organizations.
88: Determinants of Vote Choice.
89: Direct Democracy.
90: District of Columbia.
91: Divided Government and Electoral Behavior.
92: Domestic Policy.
93: Early Voting.
94: Economy.
95: Education.
96: Educational Level and Voting Behavior.
97: Efficacy, Political.
98: Eight-Hour Day.
99: Election Boards.
100: Election Judges.
101: Election Laws, Federal Elections.
102: Election Laws, State and Local Elections.
103: Election Outcome Forecasting Models.
104: Election Types.
105: Election Verification Exit Poll.
106: Electoral Behavior.
107: Electoral College.
108: Electoral Triangle.
109: Electors.
110: Endorsements in Campaigns.
111: Environment.
112: Exit Poll.
113: Expansionism.
114: Fairness Doctrine.
115: Farm Issues in Campaigns.
116: Farm Vote.
117: Favorite Son/Favorite Daughter.
118: Federal Election Assistance Commission.
119: Federal Election Commission.
120: Federal Elections Bill (Force Bill).
121: Federalist Party.
122: Feminism.
123: Field, Mervin (1921–).
124: Fifteenth Amendment.
125: First Amendment.
126: First-Time Voters.
127: Florida.
128: Focus Groups.
129: Foreign Policy.
130: Free Soil Party.
131: Free Trade.
132: Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse.
133: Fundraising, Federal Campaigns.
134: Fundraising, State Campaigns.
135: Gallup, George (1901–84).
136: Gatekeeping.
137: Gay Rights.
138: Gender and Voting Behavior.
139: Gender Gap.
140: General Elections.
141: Generation Effect.
142: Georgia.
143: Get-Out-the-Vote Drives.
144: Government Spending.
145: Great Depression and Realignment.
146: Greenback-Labor Party.
147: Green Party.
148: Gun Control.
149: Hall, Gus (1910–2000).
150: Hanna, Marcus (1837–1904).
151: Harris, Lou (1921–).
152: Hawaii.
153: Healthcare.
154: Help America Vote Act.
155: High and Low Stimulus Elections.
156: Hispanic Vote.
157: Homeland Security.
158: Horse Race, Media Coverage of.
159: Idaho.
160: Illinois.
161: Immigration.
162: Income and Voting Behavior.
163: Incumbent.
164: Independent Voters.
165: Indiana.
166: Interest in Politics.
167: Internet Polls.
168: Internet Use in Political Campaigns.
169: Iowa.
170: Iowa Caucus.
171: Isolationism.
172: Issue Coverage by the Media.
173: Issue Evasion.
174: Issue Framing.
175: Issue Ownership Theory.
176: Issue Salience and Voting Behavior.
177: Jewish Vote.
178: Jim Crow Laws.
179: Kansas.
180: Kentucky.
181: Know-Nothing Party.
182: Ku Klux Klan.
183: Labor Vote.
184: LaFollette, Robert M. (1855–1925).
185: Landslide Elections.
186: Law and Order.
187: League of Nations.
188: Left-Wing Candidates.
189: Liberalism.