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The Roads to Congress 2016

American Elections in a Divided Landscape

Editors: Foreman, Sean D., Godwin, Marcia L. (Eds.)

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  • Features detailed case studies of ten competitive House races and twelve high-profile U.S. Senate campaigns
    Analyzes the effects of the historic presidential race on down-ticket races for Senate and House of Representative
    Gathers leading election specialists to offer insights and elucidate why certain outcomes occurred in the most competitive races for Congress seats
    Covers cutting-edge topics including social media campaigning and voter registration laws 

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This book analyzes both local and national House and Senate campaigns in the 2016 election to reveal how distinctive campaign dynamics have a collective national impact. Featuring detailed case studies of ten competitive House races and twelve high-profile U.S. Senate campaigns, the volume provides a deep analysis of campaign dynamics and the polarizing effects of the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. These studies are contextualized by four thematic chapters that cover the most salient talking points of the 2016 elections, including voter registration laws and congressional candidates' use of Twitter. As penetrating as it is comprehensive, this volume provides readers with a fuller understanding of the divided landscape of contemporary American political campaigns. 

About the authors

Sean D. Foreman is Professor of Political Science at Barry University, USA. He is the co-author of four books, including The Roads to Congress 2014 (2015), with Robert Dewhirst, about the midterm elections. He was president of the Florida Political Science Association in 2012 and serves as secretary of FPSA for the 2015-17 term. He co-chairs the Campus Democracy Project at Barry University. He frequently comments on national politics and elections for numerous outlets.
Marcia L. Godwin is Professor and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of La Verne, USA. She has extensive experience in local government administration. Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education, Policy Studies Journal, State and Local Government Review, Teaching Public Administration, and other publications. She is co-editor, with Sean D. Foreman, of Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall (2015).

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Sorting Out the 2016 U.S. Elections

    Pages 3-11

    Foreman, Sean D.

  • Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress

    Pages 13-25

    Hickey, Patrick

  • Voter Suppression Policies in the 2016 Campaign Cycle

    Pages 27-42

    Smith, Daniel E.

  • What to Tweet when the Top Is Toxic? Gauging References to the 2016 Presidential Candidates in House Members’ Social Media Posts

    Pages 43-56

    Gervais, Bryan T.

  • Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Female and Minority Candidates in the Congressional Races of 2016

    Pages 57-73

    Casey, Kimberly L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Roads to Congress 2016
Book Subtitle
American Elections in a Divided Landscape
Editors
  • Sean D. Foreman
  • Marcia L. Godwin
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58094-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58094-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58093-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86319-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 407
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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