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Elections A to Z

Elections A to Z

Fourth Edition

July 2012 | 832 pages | CQ Press

Combining the rich content of the print edition with the advanced online functionality demanded by today's researchers, Elections A to Z: Online Edition is the ultimate 21st century research tool for finding current, accurate information on U.S. elections.

Advanced Web-enabled features allow users to conduct searches from A to Z on election. Like all CQ Press online editions, Elections A to Z: Online Edition comes loaded with powerful user-friendly functions such as CiteNow!, which lets researchers download full citations in MLA, APA, Bluebook, and other formats.

Elections A to Z explains how campaigns and elections, the hallmark of any democracy, are conducted in the United States. The new third edition has been redesigned and updated with new entries covering the vital current elections topics that readers want to know about.

Entries range from short definitions of terms like front-runner to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of campaigns and elections, such as the right to vote, turnout trends, and the history, evolution, and current state of House, Senate, presidential, and some state-level elections.

Readers will find essential information on:

  • Stages in the campaign process and the general election
  • The roles of political consultants, the media, and political parties
  • Debates and issues such as term limits, majority-minority districts, and campaign finance
  • Amendments, legislation, and court cases that have shaped electoral, campaign, and voting matters
  • Voter turnout and voting rights in the United States
  • Important terms and concepts like absolute majority and dark horse
  • Highlights of presidential elections throughout U.S. history

"This volume will be useful to anyone seeking information on elections; it should be added to all library collections."

T. S. Hefner-Babb
Lamar University- Beaumont

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ISBN: 9780872897694

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