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Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy

Catholics and US Politics After the 2016 Elections

Understanding the “Swing Vote"

Editors: Gayte, Marie, Chelini-Pont, Blandine, Rozell, Mark J. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a dearth of literature on the critical role of Catholics in the recent American electoral politics
  • Reviews polling data and press reports for a comprehensive examination of the multitudinous Catholic electorate
  • Provides accessible but in-depth scholarship that both introduces the subject and forges new ground in Catholic electoral politics
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This book examines both the evolution of the Catholic vote in the US and the role of Catholic voters in the historic 2016 elections. There is a paucity of academic works on Catholics and US politics—scholars of religion and US politics tend to focus on evangelical Protestant voters—even though Catholics are widely considered the swing vote in national elections. The 2016 presidential election proves that the swing vote component of that group matters in close elections. What Trump gained from his impressive showing among Catholics, he could certainly lose in 2020 (should he seek re-election), just as Hillary Clinton lost the clear advantage among Catholics achieved by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. The book begins by analyzing the ideological patterns in the politics of U.S. Catholics as well as key alliances, and concludes by studying the political influences of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and the Holy See. 

About the authors

Marie Gayte is Associate Professor of U.S. History at Toulon University, FR
Blandine Chelini-Pont is Professor of Contemporary History at Aix-Marseille University, FR Mark J. Rozell is Dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government and Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy at George Mason University, US

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catholics and US Politics After the 2016 Elections
Book Subtitle
Understanding the “Swing Vote"
Editors
  • Marie Gayte
  • Blandine Chelini-Pont
  • Mark J. Rozell
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62262-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62262-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62261-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87274-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
Number of Illustrations
27 illustrations in colour
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