With the publication of the highly regarded Upside Down and Inside Out: The 1992 Elections and American Politics, James Ceaser and Andrew Busch established themselves as top authorities on the study of national elections and their broader implications for American politics and society. Losing To Win:The 1996 Elections and American Politics presents Ceaser and Busch's groundbreaking research of electoral politics and continues their penetrating discussions of divided government, independent candidates, party platforms, realignment theory, "outsiderism," and campaign strategies. By separating myth from fact in presidential contests and by emphasizing the significance of frequently overlooked issues, such as foreign policy, this book is essential reading for courses in American Government, Campaigns and Elections, and Presidential Politics, as well as for any American interested in the real and lasting importance of the 1996 elections.
James Ceaser, Professor of Ppolitical Science at the University of Virginia, is author of numerous works including, with Andrew Busch, Upside Down and Inside Out: The 1992 Elections and American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield). Andrew Busch is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Greater Dooms Win Greater Destinies Chapter 3 The Two Clinton Presidencies Chapter 4 The Republican Nomination Chapter 5 In the Doledrums: The Interregnum from March to September Chapter 6 The Congressional Elections Chapter 7 The Presidential Election and the New Era of Coalitional Partnership Chapter 8 Appendix: Presidential Vote by State, 1996 Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Authors