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Political Parties in the Capital Economy of Modern Campaigns

Jonathan Krasno

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter takes up two claims regarding political parties in American politics. First, the chapter contends with the conventional wisdom about the rise of candidate-centered campaigns sometime ... More


A Theory of Indirect Election

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the indirect elections of U.S. senators in state legislatures within a broader theoretical framework of how parties interact with institutional and electoral settings to affect ... More


The Conventional Wisdom (is Wrong)

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter has two aims. The first is to do what the proponents of the conventional wisdom about workers never do, namely, test their ideas using actual data on U.S. politics. The second is to ... More


Who Runs for Local Office?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the types of people who run for office and the types of campaigns they run. It examines the impact of factors such as personal ambition, civic responsibility, mobilizing ... More


“Too Gallant A Walk”? Running For The Senate, 1928

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1928 Cunningham became the first woman from Texas to run for the U. S. Senate. Like most women who aspired to Congress in this period, she lost. This chapter argues that whilst prejudice against ... More


The Role of Race in American Politics: Lessons Learned from the 2008 Presidential Election

Thierry Devos

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Despite the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, the scientific literature reveals that race and racial attitudes continue to shape how political candidates are perceived and voting behavior. ... More


The Influence of User-Controlled Messages on Candidate Evaluations

Joshua Hawthorne and Benjamin R. Warner

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the extent to which social media communication influenced voter attitudes toward political candidates in the 2012 presidential election. Focusing on the first presidential ... More


Congressional Campaigns’ Motivations for Social Media Adoption

Girish J. Gulati and Christine B. Williams

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the underlying motivations for the adoption of social media in congressional election campaigns. Using statistical models supplemented with more than ninety interviews of ... More


Affective Intelligence and Voting: Information Processing and Learning in a Campaign

David P. Redlawsk, Andrew J. W. Civettini, and Richard R. Lau

in The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses dynamic tracing methodology to analyze the way emotion functions in a political campaign. It specifically describes how initial feeling toward a political candidate affects the ... More


The Competition to Control Campaign Messages on YouTube

Robert J. Klotz

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the efforts of political candidates to control the campaign message via online videos on YouTube. To understand how video messages are controlled using new media, the YouTube ... More


US Party Leaders: Exploring the Meaning of Candidate-Centred Politics

Martin P. Wattenberg

in Political Leaders and Democratic Elections

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199259007
eISBN:
9780191803406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199259007.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at candidate-centred politics in the US. It suggests that the rise of candidate-centred politics in the US does not necessarily mean that presidential candidates are more popular ... More


Fallacies of the Traditional Model in Voting

Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki

in Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015134
eISBN:
9780262295604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015134.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents experimental evidence to show the drawbacks of the traditional model of theory of social choice and voting, in which inputs to voters are unrealistic, and voters are not willing ... More


Common Language: Voting

Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki

in Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015134
eISBN:
9780262295604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015134.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the importance of a simplified common language with clear cultural meanings for grading political candidates. Voters using majority judgment are better at expressing their ... More


Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Victoria A. "Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From the presidential race to the battle for the office of New York City mayor, American political candidates' approach to new media strategy is increasingly what makes or breaks their campaign. ... More


The Christian Right in Virginia Politics

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of the Christian Right in politics in Virginia. It suggests that a Christian Right politics can be successful at the polls, but it does have its limits. This is because ... More


New and Traditional Media Reportage on Electoral Campaign Controversies

Mike Gruszczynski

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether new and traditional media sources differ in their reportage on campaign controversies, and if so, how these differences arise. Focusing on the 2012 presidential ... More


Introduction: Controlling the Message in the Social Media Marketplace of Ideas

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines how new and social media have become an integral part of daily political life and election campaigns in the United States. Using the context of the 2012 presidential election ... More


. “To Compel the White Race”

G. Wayne Dowdy

in Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734232
eISBN:
9781604734249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734232.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the impact of the Memphis Anti-Single Shot Voting Law, a law that aimed to curb the influence of the black single shot votes in an electoral candidate. Black American ... More


Flaming and Blaming: The Political Effect of Internet News and Reader “Comments”

Brian R. Calfano

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of citizen exposure to “flaming and blaming” in online comments forums. Using an Internet-based experimental research design consisting of an array of media ... More


Conclusion: Message Control at the Margins

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn

in Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479886357
eISBN:
9781479865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886357.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter discusses some of the important lessons for operating in a political environment driven by social media. First, political candidates and others must remember that the ... More


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