The Elections of 2004

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Michael Nelson
CQ Press, 2005 - Political Science - 213 pages
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The elections of 2004 might not have been as protracted as in 2000, but the intensity of political polarization, the impact of money and fundraising, and the interplay of economic, cultural, and security issues were in dramatic effect. An insightful look at the 2004 elections, this highly anticipated volume offers students a road map for teasing out the tension and competition of particular races while giving perspective to the larger trends and implications of the election results. An invaluable resource when imparting the significance of voting and elections in the classroom, instructors can count on The Elections of 2004 for a gripping read and unsurpassed analysis.Michael Nelson brings together a world-class team of contributors, with leading lights Gerald Pomper and Wilson Carey McWilliams new to this edition, along with the additional fresh perspectives from Barry Burden, Nicole Mellow and Marian Currinder.

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Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His recent books include: The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2011, 6th Ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th Ed., and The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2010, 4th Ed, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. More than fifty of his articles have been reprinted in anthologies of political science, history, music, and English composition, including articles on subjects as varied as baseball, C. S. Lewis, and Frank Sinatra.

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