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Mayer, William G. 1956-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 9,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Photographer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William G Mayer
The front-loading problem in presidential nominations by William G Mayer( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Mayer and Andrew Busch define the parameters of the front-loading question as well as its impact. They trace the history that shaped the current system and explain why it is such a critical element of presidential elections. Most important, the authors present a detailed analysis of all the major proposals for coping with front-loading and of the political and constitutional obstacles to reform. While they conclude that there is no easy solution to this complex issue, they identify a general direction for reform efforts. They also feel that the political parties should be the prime movers in formulating and implementing changes."--Jacket
The swing voter in American politics( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fills conceptual gap concerning the swing voter. Answers four questions: What is a swing voter? How to identify them? Do they differ from the rest of the electorate? What is their role? Presents a picture of this key political group, tracking them across six decades of national and local elections"--Provided by publisher
In pursuit of the White House 2000 : how we choose our presidential nominees( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of the White House : how we choose our presidential nominees( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing American mind : how and why American public opinion changed between 1960 and 1988 by William G Mayer( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the presidential candidates 2012 by Anthony Corrado( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest installment in a quadrennial series that now spans five presidential elections, this book presents a broad overview of the presidential nomination process and showcases some of the most interesting work now being done on the politics of presidential selection -- from cover
The divided Democrats : ideological unity, party reform, and presidential elections by William G Mayer( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why have the Democrats lost five of the last seven presidential elections, even though polls consistently show that more Americans identify with that party than with the Republican party? And why are Democratic presidential nomination races usually so much more bitter and fractious than those held by the Republicans?The answer, argues William Mayer, lies in an important but too often ignored feature of American politics: The Democrats are a more ideologically diverse, less cohesive party than the Republicans and thus have greater difficulty maintaining party unity. After extensively documenting the Democrats' traditional problems of division and disagreement, Mayer presents evidence suggesting that in recent years the Republican advantage over the Democrats has finally started to narrow,raising important questions about the future of the Republican coalition."--Provided by publisher
The making of the presidential candidates 2004( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the presidential candidates 2008 by Andrew Busch( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the presidential election process with eight chapters that cover such topics as how television covers the nomination process, the origins of the presidential selection process, and nomination finance in the post-Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act era
Enduring controversies in presidential nominating politics( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of nominating and electing a president is a spectacle that never falls to engage and excite millions of Americans - and rarely falls to enrage us, as well. Enduring Controversies in Presidential Nominating Politics retraces the more than two hundred-year history of presidential elections in the United States to provide a primer on how the process has evolved from the days of the founders, through the heyday of nominating conventions, to today's overwhelming interest in early primaries. Original essays by the editors introduce, critique, and occasionally even refute a wide variety of historical readings including Alexander Hamilton's defense of election procedures, excerpts of individual states' nominations of candidates in 1824, an overview of the impact television has had on nominating conventions, and calls for a national rotating primary scheme in 2004. As a whole, the collection reveals the common threads that run through the history of the nominating process, and points out that today's litany of complaints are not at all new
The elections of 2016 by Michael Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers a nuanced analysis of yet another momentous cycle of political contests. No other single volume can expose your students to the depth of analysis and expertise in this title. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at the national trends, these contributors captivate students with engaging stories and political drama, while weaving in important scholarship and expert analysis. Available mere months after the election, each chapter, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective as well as a look forward at the implications for the American political system. -- Provided by publisher
Changing the rules really does change the game : the impact of rules reform on the presidential nomination process by William G Mayer( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideological cohesion in the American two-party system by William G Mayer( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research note : what do those early presidential approval ratings tell us? by William G Mayer( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of presidential candidates 2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of presidential candidates 2012( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new American electoral map by William G Mayer( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The shifting sands of public opinion : is liberalism back? by William G Mayer( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ideological cohesion gap : a further test of Mayer's "Divided Democrats" argument by Edward L Lascher( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Party registration and party vote : the relationship between registration and results in Massachusetts elections by Dennis G Dallaire( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examines the relationship between election results in Massachusetts and voter partisanship as reflected in party registration data. It analyzes the influence of party registration on the Democratic vote in the state. Included for analysis are 8,536 races for the public offices of-President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Governor, State Senate, and the State House of Representatives-during the 35 general elections within the study's time frame of seven decades. Party registration has been quite variable over time in the state, and it is the unit of analysis in this quantitative, correlational study. Since 1990, the advent of a voter enrollment shift, or seemingly apparent partisan dealignment, from the Democratic and Republican parties toward independent voters has occurred, as they have steadily widened their segment of the electorate. Registered independents increased to over half the electorate in 2008, and currently represent nearly 54 percent of it-among the highest percentages in the nation. The paradox of the Massachusetts voter, however, is that during this enrollment shift the state's electorate still continues, on average, to elect Democrats across most federal and state offices. Overall, the Democratic Party in Massachusetts has enjoyed a yearly average vote of 62 percent across the offices examined. Therefore, the thesis in this study is that partisanship, not independence, drives elections in Massachusetts. Using elections statistics and survey data, the research design employs a longitudinal perspective, dating back to 1948, in order to analyze and explain partisan trends within the Bay State's polity that impact its politics over time. The key findings in this study: 1) of the statistically significant bivariate results-both Democratic registration and independent registration each have all positive correlations with the Massachusetts Democratic vote. In Massachusetts, generally speaking, independent voters behave like Democratic voters. Also, in the majority of political offices examined, independent registration behaves like Democratic registration, in a positive manner toward the Democratic vote-as independent registration goes up the Democratic vote goes up. This provides key insight into the paradox presented here; 2) Republican registration, surprisingly, often indicates a positive relationship with the Massachusetts Democratic vote; and, 3) Party registration effects the Massachusetts Democratic vote more often than party identification
 
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The front-loading problem in presidential nominations
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The swing voter in American politicsIn pursuit of the White House 2000 : how we choose our presidential nomineesIn pursuit of the White House : how we choose our presidential nomineesThe changing American mind : how and why American public opinion changed between 1960 and 1988The divided Democrats : ideological unity, party reform, and presidential electionsThe making of the presidential candidates 2004The making of the presidential candidates 2008Enduring controversies in presidential nominating politicsThe making of presidential candidates 2008
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