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Wattenberg, Martin P. 1956-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 416 publications in 2 languages and 10,416 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Academic theses  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK2261, 300.72
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Most widely held works by Martin P Wattenberg
Where have all the voters gone? by Martin P Wattenberg( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,242 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]
The decline of American political parties, 1952-1980 by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

75 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 2,208 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
Mixed-member electoral systems : the best of both worlds? by Matthew Soberg Shugart( )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,865 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 )

106 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 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 eleventh 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( )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,190 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 )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and German and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every presidential election since 1964 has been won by the candidate backed by the most united party; yet as party unity has become more important to voting decisions, it has also become increasingly difficult to achieve. In his latest book, Martin Wattenberg offers an in-depth interpretation of the presidential elections of the 1980s, illuminating current theories of political behavior and how they operate in today's candidate-centered politics. Wattenberg investigates the impact that political parties' declining relevance has had on presidential politics. As the parties' ability to polarize opinion weakened and voters were set politically adrift, the candidates themselves had to fill the power vacuum. Interestingly, as the candidates have become more prominent, their popularity has spiraled downward. Wattenberg's national survey data debunks the notion of Reagan as the "teflon president;' demonstrating that many negative judgments stuck to Reagan's public image throughout the 1980s, particularly the criticisms of his conservative policies. The author's intricate analysis shows that many people were torn between candidates whose policies they preferred and those who they thought would produce the best results, and these contradictory attitudes were primarily resolved in favor of Reagan and Bush. This book is not only the successor volume to the author's widely used book on American parties, it is also a controversial and thought-provoking commentary on American parties, politics, and representative government
Is voting for young people? by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2020 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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 202 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
Is voting for young people? : with a new elections chapter for 2016 by Martin P Wattenberg( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Is voting for young people? : completely updated through the 2018 election by Martin P Wattenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2016, Hillary Clinton managed to win the Democratic nomination despite losing young voters to Bernie Sanders by a margin of 73 to 26 percent. The fact that senior citizens were four times more likely to vote in the primaries than young people enabled her to survive her lack of youth appeal. But in the general election, Clinton's problems with young people turned into her Achilles heel. Young people failed to come out to vote as much as she needed, or to support her in sufficient numbers when they did vote. What will happen in 2020, another history-making election? Already in late-2019, journalists are referring to the generation gap as "the most important divide among Democratic voters." 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, or what the issues may be. This brief, accessible, and provocative book suggests ways of changing that. For the first time since its original publication in 2006, each chapter has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent available data. New to the Fifth Edition For the first time since its original 2006 publication, the entire text has been updated with the most recent available data and analysis. A new chapter has been added--Young People and Politics in the Trump Era. New chapter opening vignettes illustrate one of the key points in each chapter"--
Government in America by George C Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 25 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
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

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

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reinterpretation of the explanation for party decline in the electorate is offered is offered in which the alienation hypothesis is largely rejected. Although voters still see important differences in what the parties stand for, political parties are seen as less relevant to solving whatever respondents feel to be the most important governmental problem of the day. It is argued that the party-candidate link has been substantially weakened over the years and hence that political parties have become
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

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 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
Government in America : with California government and politics( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Where have all the voters gone?
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The decline of American political parties, 1952-1980Mixed-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 (375)

German (1)