State and Local Governments and Politics

Judicial Politics in the United States

Mark C. Miller

First Edition • August 5, 2014 • 448 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Judicial Politics in the United States helps students grasp the basics of the U.S. court system and legal processes while locating the courts within the broader system of government in the United States.

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The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?

Craig A. Rimmerman

Second Edition • August 5, 2014 • 256 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Throughout their relatively short history, lesbian and gay movements in the United States have endured searing conflicts over whether to embrace assimilationist or liberationist strategies. The Lesbian and Gay Movements explores this dilemma in both contemporary and historical contexts. Rimmerman tackles the challenging issue of what constitutes movement “effectiveness” and…

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The Campaign Manager: Running and Winning Local Elections

Catherine Shaw

Fifth Edition • January 7, 2014 • 440 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$54.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Successful campaign manager and three-time mayor of Ashland, Oregon, Catherine Shaw presents a clear and concise, must-have handbook for navigating local campaigns. This handbook gives political novices and veterans alike a comprehensive and detailed plan for organizing, funding, publicizing, and winning local political campaigns. Finding the right message and targeting…

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Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections

Seth C. McKee

First Edition • August 1, 2009 • 272 pages

Print: $37.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Tremendous transformation marks the last three decades of American politics, and nowhere has this change been as distinctive and penetrating as in the American South. After 120 consecutive years of minority status, the rapid ascendancy of Southern House Republicans in the 1990s has reshaped the contours of contemporary American politics:…

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The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

Richard Gendron and G. William Domhoff

First Edition • December 30, 2008 • 256 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$73.99 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Almost all US cities are controlled by real estate and development interests, but Santa Cruz, California, is a deviant case. An unusual coalition of socialist-feminists, environmentalists, social-welfare liberals, and neighborhood activists has stopped every growth project proposed by landowners and developers since 1969, and controlled the city council since 1981.…

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The New Hampshire Primary and the American Electoral Process

Niall Palmer

First Edition • November 19, 1999 • 216 pages

Print: $41.00 USD/$53.99 CAD

New Hampshire is the subject of Palmer’s book precisely because it serves as the first presidential primary every four years. Many critics of the New Hampshire primary fault it for being too arcane, too unrepresentative, and too quixotic to use as a gatekeeper of who becomes President. Palmer went to…

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The New Political Culture

Terry Nichols Clark; Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot

First Edition • October 6, 1998 • 312 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$73.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

The New Political culture, which began to take shape in the 1970s, continues to challenge many assumptions of traditional politics, especially on issues of environmentalism, growth management, gay rights, and abortion. Concerned mostly with home, consumption, and lifestyle, the New Politics emerges fully in cities with more highly educated citizens,…

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