ISBN-10:
0205251765
ISBN-13:
9780205251766
Pub. Date:
02/22/2012
Publisher:
Pearson
The Politics of Congressional Elections / Edition 8

The Politics of Congressional Elections / Edition 8

by Gary C. Jacobson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205251766
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/22/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 989,734
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gary C. Jacobson is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD from Yale University and has served on the Council of the American Political Science Association and on the Board of Overseers of National Election Studies. Jacobson’s field of interest is American national politics, with a subfield focus on Congress and congressional elections, and his current research is on the electoral basis of partisan polarization in Congress. Among books he has authored or coauthored are Money in Congressional Elections, The Electoral Origins of Divided Government, and The Logic of American Politics.

Jamie L. Carson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from Michigan State University, where he was a fellow in the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program, now located at Duke University. Carson’s research interests include American politics with a specific emphasis on the U.S. Congress, congressional elections, separation of powers, and American political development. His most recent book (coauthored with Jason Roberts) is Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform: The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time.

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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