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Wattenberg, Martin P. 1956-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 9,665 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 2,212 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 )

83 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,200 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 894 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 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: WattenbergMartin P.: Martin P. Wattenberg is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine
Parties without partisans : political change in advanced industrial democracies by Russell J Dalton( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 515 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 )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 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 )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 379 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 188 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 22 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
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

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 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

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 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

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
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

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, brief eleventh edition by Charles S Matzke( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Martin Wattenberg American political scientist

Martin Wattenberg Amerikaans politicoloog

Martin Wattenberg politolog

Languages
English (292)

German (1)

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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 engagementStudy guide to accompany Government in America, people, politics, and policy, fifteenth edition, by Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry