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The Voter S Guide To Election Polls

Author : Ph D Michael W Traugott
ISBN : 9781483459165
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Fifth Edition. For the sixth presidential election running, Michael W. Traugott and Paul J. Lavrakas team up to give voters everything they need to know about election polls. When it comes to polls, the stakes are high, which is why this edition has been revised to incorporate information on the latest technologies used for data collection and data analysis. In straightforward language, the authors answer questions such as: How do political candidates and organizations use poll data? How do news organizations collect and report poll data? Why do pollsters use samples? How do media organizations analyze polls? They also examine common problems and complaints about polls, such as the increasing use of "push polls"-a political telemarketing technique-and polls conducted on the Internet that attract a large number of respondents who may not be representative of the general public."

The Voter S Guide To Election Polls

Author : Michael W. Traugott
ISBN : 0742547175
Genre : Political Science
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For the fourth presidential election running, Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do!

A Guide For Election Observers

Author : Ron Gould
ISBN : UOM:39015038446699
Genre : Election monitoring
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This is a guide for election observers who are involved in the build-up to the election, the polling day itself and the consequences afterwards. The observer's mandate is thoroughly investigated in order to increase understanding of the role and duties of the post.

American Government And Politics Deliberation Democracy And Citizenship Election Update

Author : Joseph Bessette
ISBN : 9780495905196
Genre : Political Science
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This Election Update edition of Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP, is complete with 2010 election information. Like its previous edition, the text has three underlying principles: Citizenship, History and Democracy. Via two unique chapters -- Chapter 4: American Citizenship and Chapter 5: Civic Culture -- authors Joseph Bessette and John Pitney, Jr. examine the way that civic culture shapes the country and take a close look at civic responsibility. Deliberative democracy -- the concept that political systems work best when informed citizens and public officials deliberate to identify and promote the common good -- is considered throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

America Votes

Author : Benjamin E. Griffith
ISBN : 1590319729
Genre : Law
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This detailed snapshot of America's voting and electoral practices, problems, and most current issues addresses a variety of fundamental areas concerning election law from a federal perspective, with coverage of such topics as voter protection, voting technology and the law, felon disenfranchisement, and the Voting Rights Act. Original.

Making Sense Of The 2016 Elections

Author : Brian Schaffner
ISBN : 9781506384191
Genre : Political Science
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Get a big picture understanding of what happened in the 2016 elections and why. Designed to be used as a supplement to American politics texts, this brief overview from Brian Schaffner and John Clark provides a concise analysis, going beyond horserace journalism, and gives students an accessible insight into political scientists' view of this ground breaking election. Students will benefit from seeing how broader political science concepts apply to a campaign and election that is fresh in their minds. Whether packaged with another SAGE | CQ Press title or used on its own, Schaffner and Clark’s Making Sense of the 2016 Elections will give your students the key insight they need.

The Columbia Guide To African American History Since 1939

Author : Robert L. Harris
ISBN : 9780231138109
Genre : History
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Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, Robert L. Harris Jr. and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods. They consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in American society and discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g., "Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American." An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 is a multifaceted map of a crucial historical period.

Direct Democracy And The Courts

Author : Kenneth P. Miller
ISBN : 9780521765640
Genre : Law
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This book analyzes the conflict between two rising powers - direct democracy and the courts. Many voter-approved initiatives are challenged in court after the election and many are invalidated. The resulting conflict between the people and the courts threatens to produce a popular backlash against judges and raises profound questions about the proper scope of popular sovereignty and judicial power in a constitutional system.

A New Leaf

Author : Alyson Martin
ISBN : 9781595589293
Genre : Political Science
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In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis. In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis’s complex history and thorny politics. Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon’s "World Famous Cannabis Café." They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions. A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape.

Mosh The Polls

Author : Tony Kelso
ISBN : 0739122304
Genre : Political Science
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The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30 and how these endeavors are received by the intended audience. Along the way, the book sheds light on the state of the modern American political system and its relationship to entertainment and popular culture.

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