Controversies in Voting Behavior

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CQ Press, Jul 27, 2010 - Political Science - 480 pages
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Despite all that scholars have learned about voting behavior, significant questions persist. Controversies in Voting Behavior brings together the best scholarship and organizes it around five important debates that drive research in the field. This new edition features fifteen new selections, with many of these containing new or updated evidence added by the authors just for this volume. Section introductions establish useful context while guiding readers through conflicting interpretations that emerge across the chapters and in the academic literature.

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Richard G. Niemi is Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, where he has taught for forty-five years and has served as department chair, associate dean for graduate studies, and interim dean. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1967. Professor Niemi has been a Guggenheim fellow and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Lund (Sweden) and at the University of Iowa. In 2007-2009 he was president of the American Political Science Association'snbsp;Section on State Politics and Policy. He is a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous works on political socialization, civic education, voting behavior, and various aspects of state politics. He has an ongoing interest in the Native Americans of upstate New York and Wisconsin, from whom he can trace a portion of his ancestry.

I am a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. My research and teaching interests include voting behavior, legislative behavior, and research methods, with a focus on survey research methods and scaling techniques.

David C. Kimball has been the Professor of Management at Elms College in Chicopee, MA for nearly three decades. He is the Chair of The Division of Business which includes majors in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Sport Management, and Health Care Management. Professor Kimball has taught Business Strategy and Global Ethics courses at the undergraduate and at the MBA level. Dr. Kimball has co-authored a textbook on Sport Management and a new book on Entrepreneurship. As a former employee of AT&T, he is often interested in the mobile communications industry and the technology used in similar industries. Before entering the field of teaching on a full-time basis, Dr. Kimball also worked at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company as a corporate trainer. At times, Dr. Kimball's early work experiences at McDonald's can be found in his views since he still believes in the McDonald's credo of cleanliness, service, and value. Dr. Kimball completed his dissertation on the topic of business mission and written mission statements while finishing his doctorate degree in Management Systems.

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