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Barack Obama And The Partisan Presidency: Four More Years, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2011

Barack Obama And The Partisan Presidency: Four More Years, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Constitutional Law, Richard Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Constitutional Law, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Mass Media And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Mass Media And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Introduction To American Government, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Introduction To American Government, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Race And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Race And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Political Theory, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Political Theory, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Bush On The Home Front", Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Review Of "Bush On The Home Front", Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Introduction To Comparative Government, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Introduction To Comparative Government, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Presidency, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2010

Syllabus For Presidency, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Research Methods, Richard Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Research Methods, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Introduction To Public Policy, Richard Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Introduction To Public Policy, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Religion And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Religion And American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For American Political Thought, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For American Political Thought, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Social Welfare Policy, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Social Welfare Policy, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Comparative Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2009

Syllabus For Comparative Political Parties, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Congress, Richard Skinner Dec 2008

Syllabus For Congress, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


527 Committees And The Party Network, Richard Skinner, Seth Masket, David Dulio Dec 2008

527 Committees And The Party Network, Richard Skinner, Seth Masket, David Dulio

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


George W. Bush And The Partisan Presidency, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2008

George W. Bush And The Partisan Presidency, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Evaluating Campaign Quality", Richard M. Skinner May 2008

Review Of "Evaluating Campaign Quality", Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Political Behavior, Richard Skinner Dec 2007

Syllabus For Political Behavior, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Campaigns And Elections, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2007

Syllabus For Campaigns And Elections, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus For Money And Politics, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2006

Syllabus For Money And Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


The Partisan Presidency, Richard M. Skinner Nov 2006

The Partisan Presidency, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Political scientists have tended to see the powerful presidency of the 20th and the 21st centuries as being the enemy of strong political parties. But over the past quarter century, presidents – most notably Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush – have been following a more partisan path. They have been relying on their parties more for support, both in Congress and in the electorate, seeking greater partisan control over the executive branch, and even using the media more to mobilize the base than to reach swing voters. We need to move beyond outdated notions of presidents above party politics and instead ...


Syllabus For Interest Groups, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2005

Syllabus For Interest Groups, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


The Washington Party Networks And The Future Of American Politics, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2005

The Washington Party Networks And The Future Of American Politics, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Political parties today can best be understood as matrices of relationships between political actors, rather than merely as formal institutions. This notion allows us to better understand today’s intensely partisan environment. The Washington party networks consist of professionals involved in party politics; some of these individuals hold public office or work for party committees; many others pursue careers as lobbyists, consultants or interest group representatives. As they move from job to job, they remained ensconced in webs of partisan relationships.


Interest Groups And The Party Networks: Views From Inside The Beltway, Richard Skinner Dec 2003

Interest Groups And The Party Networks: Views From Inside The Beltway, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

A series of interviews with interest-group representatives in Washington, DC supports the proposition that many such politically active organizations are members of Democratic or Republican “party networks” – webs of relationships between individuals, groups and party committees. These networks assist candidates, share information and plot strategy. Personnel move between entities within the same network, but not between those in opposing ones. In an atmosphere of polarized parties and narrow margins of control, many interest groups appear to be strengthening their ties to their favored party.


Syllabus For Congress And Presidency, Richard M. Skinner Dec 2003

Syllabus For Congress And Presidency, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

No abstract provided.


"The Rebirth Of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections In Historical Perspective", Richard M. Skinner Dec 1996

"The Rebirth Of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections In Historical Perspective", Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

The Republican surge of 1994 poses serious problems for most theories of congressional elections, which either discount the likelihood of such a swing, or attribute one to a readily apparent short-term cause. This essay includes a district-level analysis that finds a strong link between the 1988-92 presidential vote and the 1994 House vote. A discussion of theories of realignment leads to a conclusion that while the U.S. political system is changing, a new Republican era may not yet be upon us.


The Odyssey Of The Democratic Right In Post-Franco Spain, Richard M. Skinner Dec 1994

The Odyssey Of The Democratic Right In Post-Franco Spain, Richard M. Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Unlike their counterparts in most other Western countries, Spanish conservatives have found little success in recent years. Since Spain returned to democracy in 1977, rightist political parties have not won a majority in the Cortes in any election. Instead, the reins of power have been held by, first, the moderate Union de Centro Democratico (UCD), and later by the left-of-center Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol (PSOE). The Right has been hurt by its perceived links to the Franco regime, by its controversial longtime leader, Manuel Fraga Iribarne, and by the PSOE's increasing centrism.