The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

by Jan E. Leighley
     
 

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The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each…  See more details below

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The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shapeit as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics.This Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the various theoretical approaches to the study of American elections and political behavior. The chapters are thoughtful and creative, providing broad overviews of intellectual developments and challenges, as well as incisive commentary on the accomplishments of, and challenges facing, scholars of American politics. Substantively, the Handbook includes chapters focusing on various approaches and issues in research design,political participation, vote choice, presidential and non-presidential elections, and issues, interests and elites as influences on individuals political behaviour. Each of the chapters offers a working research bibliography, as well as retrospective evaluations of research and discussions of fruitful paths for futureresearch.General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

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"While learning about the state of research in political behavior, readers will find interesting nuggets of information on the development of political science in the US. Summing Up: Recommended."--CHOICE

"A must-own for anyone interested in mass political behavior...topics range from different methodologies of research to systematic reviews of enduring puzzles in political behavior. The Handbook offers an excellent overview of where we have been as a field, and a roadmap for where future research should go."--Adam J. Berinsky, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a grandly ambitious undertaking. Success depends on coverage, scholarship, and editorial command. Measured by these standards, the Handbooks will be immensely valuable to the discipline. The right topics are analyzed by knowledgeable scholars and managed by experienced editors. A five-star project that will influence teaching and research for decades."--Charles O. Jones, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"...a useful supplement...with articles by sixty-five political scientists showing what their discipline can tell us."--New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191607998
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks of American Politics
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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Jan E. Leighley is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She has published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and American Politics Quarterly, among others. Her two books include Strength in Numbers? The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Mass Media and Politics: A Social Science Perspective. She served as editor (with Kim Quaile Hill) of the American Journal of Political Science from 2000-2004 and has served on two advisory panels at the National Science Foundation.

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