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The Roads to Congress 2018

American Elections in the Trump Era

Editors: Foreman, Sean D., Godwin, Marcia L., Wilson, Walter Clark (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the 2018 congressional elections for scholars, students, and practitioners
  • Offers detailed information on the vital demographic and special interest characteristics of districts and states, candidate characteristics, campaign strategies, and voting behaviors
  • Contains case studies of key campaigns and elections written by local experts with an inside view into the politics of their state
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About this book

While the roads to Congress are often full of potholes, in 2018 many of those roads looked like mine fields. With partisan control of both chambers of Congress up for grabs in the first midterm of the Trump presidency and the theme of potential impeachment looming on both sides, The Roads to Congress 2018 offers inside views of this critical election through expert analysis and case studies of the year’s most high-profile races. Thematic chapters examine the intraparty battles occurring within both the Democratic and Republican parties, the use of social media as part of House and Senate campaigns (including Twitter use by and about President Trump), and the potential impact of an increasingly diverse Congressional candidate pool on the structure and functions of the national legislative branch. Additionally, key case studies written by local experts offer fresh analysis and original insights on a sampling of major campaigns spread across the country, featuring in-depth analyses of contentious U.S. House and Senate campaigns across the nation. This book illuminates the key themes and trends coming out of the 2018 midterm elections to help readers cast off the uncertainty that surrounds our politics, and to understand the dynamics of elections which may either herald the triumph or signal the demise of Trumpism. 

About the authors

​Sean D. Foreman is Professor of Political Science at Barry University, USA.
Marcia L. Godwin is Professor of Public Administration at the University of La Verne, USA. 
Walter Clark Wilson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The 2018 Midterm Elections and the Changing Congress

    Pages 3-10

    Foreman, Sean D.

  • Toward a More Inclusive Union? Examining the Increased Diversity of Candidates and Members of Congress

    Pages 11-30

    Wilson, Walter Clark (et al.)

  • Fear and Loathing on Twitter: Exploring Negative Rhetoric in Tweets During the 2018 Midterm Election

    Pages 31-52

    Gervais, Bryan T. (et al.)

  • Partisanship in the Trump Era: Situating Contemporary Congressional Parties in Historical Perspective

    Pages 53-69

    Brattebo, Douglas M.

  • President Trump’s Effect on House Republicans

    Pages 71-86

    Hickey, Patrick T.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19819-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19818-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Roads to Congress 2018
Book Subtitle
American Elections in the Trump Era
Editors
  • Sean D. Foreman
  • Marcia L. Godwin
  • Walter Clark Wilson
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19819-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19819-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19818-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 319
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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