In its examination of congressional elections and politics, Gary Jacobson’s classic text makes connections to broader themes and fundamental questions about representation and responsibility.
Brought completely up-to-date with the latest data from the National Election Study and the Federal Election Commission, and including coverage and analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections, this seminal work continues to offer a systematic account of what goes on in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of the political system, with profound consequences for representative government.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Context
Chapter 3 Congressional Candidates
Chapter 4 Congressional Campaigns
Chapter 5 Congressional Voters
Chapter 6 National Politics and Congressional Elections
Chapter 7 Elections, Representation, and the Politics of Congress
•¿Integration of the most recent data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the National Election Study (NES), and the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.
•¿Thorough analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections. (ex. Ch. 6)
•¿The Tea Party's role in the Republican takeover of the House in 2010. (ex. p. 226)
•¿Updated and in-depth look at changes in campaign finance laws and practices. (ex. Ch. 4)
•¿Coverage of the Obama Administration and its policies, particularly on health care reform and the economy figure. (ex. Ch. 6)
•¿The text considers normative issues about representation and responsibility, helping readers to see the profound consequences that proceed from congressional election politics and encouraging them to think about and question our current system. (ex. Ch. 7)
•¿Numerous figures, tables, graphs and charts throughout the text accessibly present the most up-to-date data from the Federal Election Commission and the National Election Study. (ex. p. 49)
•¿Authored by renowned political scientist and award-winning author Gary C. Jacobson, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego.