If there is one book to read to follow and make sense of the 2016 presidential election, it is Dr. Lara M. Brown's Jockeying for the American Presidency. In her groundbreaking book, Dr. Brown called long ago what pundits are saying today. Cambria Press Publication: Jockeying for the American Presidency by Lara M. Brown For… Continue reading #Election2016 – What You Need to Know About Jockeying for the American Presidency
Cambria Press Publication: The Quest for Leadership In The Quest for Leadership, Meenekshi Bose, the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and Director of Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, stated that “Presidents are highly constrained in their ability to fulfill their campaign promises—they typically… Continue reading Presidents and Campaign Promises
Cambria Press publication: Saving American Elections (Chapter Excerpts) From Section I: Diagnosis Chapter 1: Symptoms Although Americans have many opportunities to vote, large proportions of the citizenry (majorities in most cases) often do not exercise their right to do so (figure 1.9 summarizes typical levels of participation for various types of elections in the United States).… Continue reading Can the American Elections be Saved?
Cambria Press Publication Presidential Electors and the Electoral College (Chapter Excerpts) Chapter 1: A Risk to the Republic? "The 2000 election marked the fourth time in American history that a candidate was elected president without having won the popular vote. This electoral oddity drew a wealth of national attention to the Electoral College, a system… Continue reading Presidential Electors and the Electoral College
Cambria Press congratulates award-winning author and PIPPA (Politics, Institutions, and Public Administration) series coeditor, Sean Kelly, on his prestigious appointment to a national advisory council to further understanding on how Congress works. Not only is Dr. Kelly extremely qualified for the position given his impressive, award-winning research, but he is also an exceptionally dedicated political… Continue reading Sean Kelly, Coeditor of the Cambria PIPPA Series, Appointed to National Advisory Council
The Economist has just reported on President Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech last night, with the article titled "Barack Obama runs a red light." Did he? And if so, can he? And has this been done before? According to Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell: "Presidents make a variety of substantive decisions and issue executive orders,… Continue reading President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?
What will President Obama do now in the face of the US government #shutdown? Will he act like his predecessor "Bill Clinton, who stared down the 104th Congress in a government shutdown and demonized Newt Gingrich in the process"? (Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, Tough times for the President: Political Adversity and the Sources… Continue reading With this US government shutdown, will President Obama have a showdown like the one between President Clinton and the 104th Congress?
Today's featured author is Robert Alexander, professor of political science and department chair at Ohio Northern University, whose well-praised book Presidential Electors and the Electoral College has led to him being the go-to person on presidential elections for both national and local media outlets (see the Cambria Press post on this). Given that the book has been recommended by CHOICE for… Continue reading APSA 2013 – Best Part – Meeting happy authors and reading their just-published op-eds!
As speculation rises as to who will be running in 2016, the highly praised Presidential Electors and the Electoral College (Cambria Press, 2012) by Robert Alexander provides novel insights about stealth campaigns to change the votes of presidential electors in recent elections. This book is in the Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America book… Continue reading Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, or Marco Rubio for 2016?
In his inauguration speech and State of the Union address this year, President Barack Obama robustly signaled he would do more to combat climate change during his second term and unveiled an aggressive new climate change strategy on Tuesday, but more is needed and not just from the president. Check out the award-winning book Social Movement to Address… Continue reading President Obama + Social Movement to Address Climate Change!