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Overview

Updated in its 8th edition, The Politics of Congressional Elections has been brought completely up-to-date with the latest data from the National Election Study and the Federal Election Commission. It now includes coverage and analysis of the 2008 and 2010 elections and continues to make connections to broader themes and fundamental questions about representation and responsibility. 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.

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Jacobson (political science, U. of California-San Diego) systematically examines how congressional elections work, emphasizing how electoral politics reflect and shape other basic components of our political system. Updated through the 1998 elections and the impeachment politics of 1998 and 1999. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205251766
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 180,808
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Jacobson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego. His 1980 book, Money in Congressional Elections, won multiple awards. Since its publication, Jacobson has published numerous books and papers about American politics, Congress, campaign financing, and partisan polarization, including the recent A Divider Not a Uniter: George W. Bush and the American People. He has served on many advisory boards, including the NSF Political Science Advisory Panel, and he holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.

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Table of Contents

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

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