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Wattenberg, Martin P. 1956-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 9,583 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Examinations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK2261, 324.273
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Most widely held works by Martin P Wattenberg
The decline of American political parties, 1952-1980 by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

60 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AUTHOR ANALYZES SURVEY RESEARCH THAT SHOWS VOTERS HAVE BECOME MORE NEUTRAL THAN NEGATIVE TOWARD PARTIES AND THAT THE PARTIES ARE INCREASINGLY IRRELEVANT TO THE SOLVING OF REAL NATIONAL PROBLEMS
Government in America : people, politics, and policy by George C Edwards( Book )

82 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and government matter. That is the single most important message of this book. As you will see throughout this book, those who participate in the political process are more likely to benefit from government programs and policies. It is our hope that after reading this book, you will be persuaded that paying attention to politics and government is important. Government has a substantial impact on all our lives. But it is also true that we have the opportunity to have a substantial impact on government. Learn how American politics affect public policy. Adopting a public policy approach to American politics, Government in America looks at government's impact on the daily lives of Americans. This text introduces the main features of American politics and asks "how should we govern?" and "what should government do?" In looking at the evolving nature of our democracy and the changing scope of our government, Government in America helps students see that politics drives what government can -- or cannot -- do for the people. - Publisher
Where have all the voters gone? by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the confusion over the ballots in Florida in 2000 demonstrated, American elections are complex and anything but user-friendly. This phenomenon is by no means new, but with the weakening of political parties in recent decades and the rise of candidate-centered politics, the high level of complexity has become ever more difficult for many citizens to navigate. Thus the combination of complex elections and the steady decline of the party system has led to a decline in voter turnout. In this timely book, Martin Wattenberg confronts the question of what low participation rates mean for democracy. At the individual level, turnout decline has been highest among the types of people who most need to have electoral decisions simplified for them through a strong party system--those with the least education, political knowledge, and life experience. As Wattenberg shows, rather than lamenting how many Americans fail to exercise their democratic rights, we should be impressed with how many arrive at the polls in spite of a political system that asks more of a typical person than is reasonable. Meanwhile, we must find ways to make the American electoral process more user-friendly
The rise of candidate-centered politics : presidential elections of the 1980s by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and German and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: Like Wattenberg's Decline of American Political Parties, this work is a clearly presented analysis of findings from survey research. It contributes significantly to a scholarly understanding of American politics and thus interests readers well beyond the ranks of specialists in the study of voting behavior...The book nicely builds on the findings of Wattenberg's earlier studyThis is an interesting and well-written book with a definite point of view. Wattenberg does a fine job of utilizing diverse data sources to construct a highly plausible argument...The presentation of arguments and data analysis is very skillful; the chapters build upon each other very effectivelyIt is a genuine pleasure to read a book as excellent in all respects as Martin Wattenberg's. It contains a wealth of fascinating material, clearly and soundly analyzed, and makes significant contributions both to our understanding of politics in the 1980s and to the methodology by which we find things out. It is original and, in many areas, path-breaking...The author comes right to the point, without repetition and with scarcely a wasted word.Wattenberg expands upon the themes of his first book, The Decline of American Political Parties, in which he asserted that more Americans than ever before were taking a 'neutral' stance toward the Democratic and Republican parties. In this new work he describes the effects of political neutrality: the rise of candidate-centered politics...Wattenberg discovers that since 1968 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have suffered declines in their overall approval ratings. This is especially true for Ronald Reagan. Wattenberg explodes the myth that the 'Great Communicator' was especially popular with his fellow countrymen...Today, the American dislike of parties and their nominees means that many voters cast their ballots based on the 'goodness/badness' of the times--or what Wattenberg calls 'performance based voting'...Highly recommended.Provides information and analysis that makes it a significant contribution to the professional literature on contemporary American electoral politics
Parties without partisans : political change in advanced industrial democracies by Russell J Dalton( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive cross-national study of parties in advanced industrial democracies in all their forms - in electoral politics, as organisations, and in government
Mixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds? by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the view of many electoral reformers, mixed-member systems offer the best of the traditional British single-seat system and PR systems. This book evaluates why the systems have appealed to many countries, and how well expectations have been met
Is voting for young people? by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In 2008, everyone expected young people to turn out to vote in record numbers for the first youthful, hip, new media-savvy, African American presidential candidate in history. They didn't. When Obama ran for re-election, he targeted young voters and they still didn't come to the polls in overwhelming numbers. What will happen in 2016, another potential history-making election? Is Voting for Young People? explores the reasons why young people are less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States (as well as in many other established democracies) no matter who the candidates are, whether they tweet or blog, or what the issues may be. This brief, accessible, and provocative book suggests ways of changing that, and now includes a new chapter on young people's role in the 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections, looking ahead to 2016. New to the Fourth Edition: A new introduction placing current youth voting trends in context with recent elections. A new Chapter 8 covering the elections of 2008, 2012, and 2014-looking ahead to 2016. Updated voting data on 2012 and 2014 elections. A new concluding chapter offering recommendations for improving young voter turnout
Is voting for young people? : with a postscript on citizen engagement by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible, provocative, and brief book explores the reasons why the young are less and less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States, as well as in many other established democracies, and suggests ways of changing that
Government in America : people, politics, and policy by George C Edwards( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics matters. That is the core message of this book. [The authors] wrote [this book] to provide [their] readers with a better understanding of [the] political system. [It] frames its content with a public policy approach to government in the United States.-Pref. This [book] include[s] complete coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the campaigns and results, and ... issues and events that have dominated the headlines and national dialogue throughout 2005 and 2006: the war in Iraq; the politics, and fortunes of the George W. Bush administration; the debate over illegal immigration; the new faces in and decisions from the Supreme Court; scandals and corruption within the executive and legislative branches; and more.-Back cover
U.S. government : Congress, president, and courts by Richard E Matland( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy and performance voting in the 1980 election by Arthur H Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government in america : people, politics, and policy by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual to accompany Edwards, Wattenberg, Lineberry Government in America : people, politics and policy by Jan E Leighley( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Government in America, people, politics, and policy, fifteenth edition, by Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry by Charles S Matzke( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of political partisanship in the United States, 1952-1980 by Martin P Wattenberg( )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than negative. Such a trend is visible throughout the election study time series, dating back to 1952. Furthermore, the change towards neutrality is apparent among all age cohorts
Government in America people, politics, and policy by George C Edwards( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of social scientific thinking by Kenneth R Hoover( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise introduction to the fundamental concepts of social scientific thinking and research. For use in the broad social sciences including political science, sociology, and psychology
The decline of American political parties : negativity or neutrality by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide to accompany Edwards, Wattenberg, Lineberry Government in America : people, politics and policy by Charles S Matzke( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Where have all the voters gone?
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Government in America : people, politics, and policyWhere have all the voters gone?The rise of candidate-centered politics : presidential elections of the 1980sParties without partisans : political change in advanced industrial democraciesMixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds?Is voting for young people?Is voting for young people? : with a postscript on citizen engagementGovernment in america : people, politics, and policy