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Fault Lines : Why the Republicans Lost Congress - Jeffery Mondak

Fault Lines

Why the Republicans Lost Congress

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In some years elections bring about enduring changes to the American political scene. In 2006, a pivotal election year, the Republicans suffered a resounding defeat, losing the House and Senate for the first time since the 1994 "Republican Revolution." But what caused this pivotal shift? Fault Lines provides both a wealth of insight regarding what happened in the 2006 congressional elections and a framework to aid in understanding the possible significance of the 2006 outcome for subsequent developments in American politics.

Contributors to Fault Lines, who all draw on the data from the 2006 Congressional Elections Study, include many of the nation's most prominent and accomplished observers of Congress and congressional elections. This book promises to be an influential contribution to our understanding of Congress, congressional elections, the Bush administration, media and politics, political communication, and partisan polarization.

The context for defeat / Dona-Gene Mitchell and Jeffery J. Mondak -- Did the media do it? The influence of news coverage on the 2006 congressional elections / Edward G. Carmines, Jessica C. Gerrity, and Michael W. Wagner -- Polarization, attribution, and communication networks in the 2006 congressional elections / Matthew Buttice, Robert Huckfeldt, and John Barry Ryan -- Candidate entry, voter response, and partisan tides in the 2002 and 2006 elections / Walter J. Stone ... [et al.] -- Abramoff, email, and the mistreated mistress : scandal and character in the 2006 elections / David J. Hendry, Robert A. Jackson, and Jeffery J. Mondak -- Perceptions and realities of issue voting / Dona-Gene Mitchell -- The president, the war, and voting behavior in the 2006 House elections / Gary C. Jacobson -- Americans' perceptions of the nature of governing / John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, and Eric Whitaker.

ISBN: 9780203890905
ISBN-10: 9781782389514
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 16
Published: 29th July 2008