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The Power of the Vote : Electing Presidents, Overthrowing Dictators, and Promoting Democracy Around the World - Douglas E. Schoen

The Power of the Vote

Electing Presidents, Overthrowing Dictators, and Promoting Democracy Around the World

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In The Power of the Vote, Douglas E. Schoen—one of the premier strategists in the history of Democratic politics—offers a never-before-seen glimpse inside the most pivotal campaigns of his storied career, providing an essential primer for understanding the elections of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

From the legendary New York City mayoral race of 1977 to his twenty-year efforts to modernize Israeli politics to Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, Schoen takes you on a fascinating, eye-opening ride across the international political landscape of the past three decades. Demonstrating how politics has evolved and how he has utilized the latest technology to help candidates win the hearts and minds of the public, he also presents a detailed discussion of the strategies and tactics that will shape the future of electoral politics and lead the Democrats back to the White House in 2008.

Birth of a pollster -- Canvassing, the Klan, and the plot to take over New York City -- Harvard, Ivy League radical chic, and the crisis of the Democratic Party -- The invention of overnight polling, Ed Koch, and politics in the Big Easy -- Going global -- Polling in the Promised Land -- Public opinion research and the fall of Slobodan Milos??evi?? -- Broadband politics, ugly Americans, and politics in the shadow of the world's most dangerous state -- The big time -- New Democrats, inoculation, Bill Clinton, and Ma Bell -- The stealth campaign and the resurrection of the Clinton presidency -- Jon Corzine, competitive liberalism, and the importance of messaging -- September 11, Mike Bloomberg, and the rise of the outsider -- An uncertain future -- The power and possibilities of exit polls -- Pitfalls on the path to 2008.

ISBN: 9780061749995
ISBN-10: 0061749990
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 17th March 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia