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The Nature of Presidential Elections

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the effect of the selection mechanisms for heads of state on the nature of elections. Using a variety of methodological approaches—case studies, paired comparisons, a natural ... More


 Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Quest to Achieve an Abundant Life

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholars have provided scant analysis of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal faith, regular use of religious rhetoric, relationship with religious constituencies and leaders, the impact of his religious ... More


The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Contemporary observers of politics in America often reduce democracy to demography. Whatever portion of the vote not explained by the class, gender, race, and religious differences of voters is ... More


2008: Networked Campaigning and Controlled Interactivity

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

in Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199731930
eISBN:
9780199357482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731930.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

If the 2004 presidential campaigns demonstrated a paradigm shift as mass-mediated campaigning gave way to digital media campaigning, which in turn changed the power dynamic between supporters and ... More


Preparing for Battle

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Richard Nixon's preparations to do battle against Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. Nixon's religion problem was the converse of Kennedy's. That is, how could he ... More


What we Know (And Don't Know) About Presidential Campaigns

in The Race to 270: The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226751337
eISBN:
9780226751368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226751368.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which reviews the classic literature on campaigns, elections, and voting behavior, consciously attempts to define subtle and complex arguments on presidential campaign effects. It then ... More


Mobilizing the Troops

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Nixon's strategy for addressing Kennedy's Catholicism. It describes former Missouri Congressman Orlando K. Armstrong's off-the-record role as organizer of anti-Catholic forces ... More


Guerrilla Warfare

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the Peale meeting, a gathering of Protestant ministers at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., which was designed to put a public face on Protestant opposition to ... More


A Lion in a Den of Daniels

Shaun A. Casey

in The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374483
eISBN:
9780199871896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374483.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the growing anxiety over the religion issue in the Kennedy camp. The Kennedy campaign knew that the religion issue would not be fully resolved until Election Day. On the Nixon ... More


Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199731930
eISBN:
9780199357482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731930.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

With Barack Obama’s electoral victories, scholars and political watchers have marveled at the ways campaigns are using digital communication technologies (DCTs) in their strategy toolkit in the ... More


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