Review by Choice Review
This new guide provides "scholarly and practical insight into a variety of political campaigns and campaign activities." Organized into seven sections, it contains 27 chapters that discuss every aspect of the American political campaign process--including a historical overview, nomination politics, voter turnout, polling, debates, and campaign reform. The editors examine various political campaigns, e.g., presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, state, and local. They also look at judicial elections and initiatives and referenda. Each chapter arranges subjects into different headings, making this resource easy to use, with readily accessible topics. The guide also includes numerous tables, figures, case studies, boxed features, photos, and political cartoons. These features alone provide a wealth of information in addition to what is found in the chapters, which present in-depth information on the campaign process in a nonpartisan way. Each chapter concludes with suggested readings. This volume should be found in every reference collection, especially in libraries that support political science or American history curricula. Comprehensive bibliography. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. E. S. Danowitz American University
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