Campaigns and Political Marketing / Edition 1

Campaigns and Political Marketing / Edition 1

by Wayne Steger, Sean Kelly, Mark Wrighton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789032090

ISBN-13: 9780789032096

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the past few years political marketing strategies have been refined with the help of new findings in political science research. Campaigns and Political Marketing clearly discusses the most recent political science research studies and theories that political activists and professionals can apply to effectively campaign for an issue or candidate. This text is

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Over the past few years political marketing strategies have been refined with the help of new findings in political science research. Campaigns and Political Marketing clearly discusses the most recent political science research studies and theories that political activists and professionals can apply to effectively campaign for an issue or candidate. This text is an invaluable compilation of research, theory, and practical application from political science experts across the country that guides readers through the complexities of everyday political marketing and campaigning. Readers get the critical knowledge needed on how to best affect public viewpoints and gain the strongest advantage over the opposition. Campaigns and Political Marketing is packed with information and insights every political activist will find useful. It coherently explains the real world of campaign politics and elections, presenting the everyday issues that political consultants face in the field, all made easily understandable even to the novice. This scholarly examination provides lessons that can be effectively applied to just about any situation. Political crises and scandals are discussed in detail, with research and historical studies that illuminate practical ways to deal with any problem. The book is extensively referenced and uses graphs and charts to clearly explain research findings. Campaigns and Political Marketing answers these tough questions: What is the role of professional campaign consultants-and their value? How have the past four presidential elections revised the state presidential vote forecasting equation? How does interest groups' resource distribution differ from resource allocation decisions made by candidates' organizations and the national political parties? How does congressional campaign candidate scheduling differ from legislative candidate scheduling? How effective are attack messages in generating media coverage early in

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789032096
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Campaigns and Political Marketing in Political Science Context (Wayne P. Steger, Sean Q. Kelly, and J. Mark Wrighton)
  • Understanding Campaign Strategy: ’Deliberate Priming’ and the Role of Professional Political Consultants (Stephen K. Medvic)
  • Forecasting the Presidential Vote in the States, 1948-2004: An Update, Revision, and Extension of a State-Level Presidential Forecasting Model (James E. Campbell, Syed Ali, and Farida Jalalzai)
  • Vested Interests: Interest Group Resource Allocation in Presidential Campaigns (Costas Panagopoulos)
  • Tempus Fugit: How Legislative Candidates Allocate Their Own Time (Brian K. Arbour)
  • Going Negative: Press Responses to Candidate Attack Messages (Audrey A. Haynes, Julianne F. Flowers, and Jennifer Harman)
  • Concepts, Crises and Campaigns: How Political Professionals Define Electoral Crisis (R. Sam Garrett)
  • Revisiting the Character of Congress: Scandals in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1966-2002 (Lara Michelle Brown)
  • Media as Moderator of “the Sympathy Effect”: Testing a Model of the Sympathy Vote in Political Campaigns (Amy E. Jasperson)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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