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Wattenberg, Martin P. 1956-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 9,996 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Examinations  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK2261, 300.72
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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 )

70 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 2,190 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
Where have all the voters gone? by Martin P Wattenberg( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American elections are complex and anything but user friendly, and with the weakening of political parties in recent decades, the high level of complexity has become ever more difficult for many citizens to navigate, which has led to a decline in voter turnout. Low turnout biases election results: turnout decline has been highest among the types of people who most need to have electoral choices simplified for them through a strong party system--those with the least education, political knowledge, and life experience. [back cover]
Mixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds? by Matthew Soberg Shugart( )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,745 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
Government in America : people, politics, and policy by George C Edwards( Book )

97 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics matters. That is the core message of this book. We write Government in America to provide our readers with a better understanding of our fascinating political system. This thirteenth edition of Government in America continues to frame its content with a public policy approach to government in the United States. We continually ask -- and answer -- the question, "What difference does politics make to the policies governments produce?" We do not discuss policy at the expense of politics, however. We provide extensive coverage of five core subject areas: constitutional foundations, patterns of political behavior, political institutions, public policy outputs, and state and local government. - Preface
Parties without partisans : political change in advanced industrial democracies by Russell J Dalton( )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,112 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
The rise of candidate-centered politics : presidential elections of the 1980s by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 768 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
Is voting for young people? by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Is Voting for Young People?' explores the reasons why the young are less likely to follow politics and vote in the United States, as well as in many other established democracies. It suggests ways of changing that and includes a chapter on young people's role in the 2008 and 2010 elections
Is voting for young people? : with a postscript on citizen engagement by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 195 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 by George C Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Is voting for young people? : with a new chapter on the 2008 and 2010 elections by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. government : Congress, president, and courts by Richard E Matland( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 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

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

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 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

Increasingly meaningless to the electorate. In the voters' minds, the parties are losing their association with the candidates and the issues which the candidates claim to stand for. This change has been facilitated by a number of important structural changes in the conduct of American politics, such as the rise of the candidate-centered media campaign and the new plebiscitary system for choosing the President. As a result, the capacity of the parties to articulate, aggregate and represent voter
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

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

Mixed-member electoral systems( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

 
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Where have all the voters gone?
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Where have all the voters gone?Mixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds?Government in America : people, politics, and policyParties without partisans : political change in advanced industrial democraciesThe rise of candidate-centered politics : presidential elections of the 1980sIs voting for young people?Is voting for young people? : with a postscript on citizen engagementGovernment in America
Alternative Names
Martin Wattenberg American political scientist

Martin Wattenberg Amerikaans politicoloog

Martin Wattenberg politolog

Martin Wattenberg politólogo estadounidense

Martin Wattenberg politólogu estauxunidense

Languages
English (336)

German (1)