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Wattenberg, Martin P. 1956-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 9,787 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Examinations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 )

68 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 2,198 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( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,126 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( )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,661 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 )

91 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 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( )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,018 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 )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and German and held by 769 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 530 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 193 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 )

5 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 7 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

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

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
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
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

Instructor's manual to accompany Lineberry, Edwards, Wattenberg Government in America : people, politics, and policy by Mary L Carns( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 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 : people, politics, and policy
Alternative Names
Martin Wattenberg American political scientist

Martin Wattenberg Amerikaans politicoloog

Martin Wattenberg politolog

Languages
English (309)

German (1)