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"From Obscurity to Oblivion combines the insight of a politician with the scholarship of a political scientist. It is a very good book, exciting and substantive, Maisel writes with a flair and a clarity students appreciate," - Stephen J. Wayne, George Washington University. For the past decade political scientists and journalists have devoted a good deal of attention to congressional contests, analyzing the advantages enjoyed by Incumbents and the influence of money In congressional campaigns. Until From Obscunty to Oblivion. little attention, however, had been paid to the process through which congressional nominees are chosen, In this revised edition of his book, Sandy Maisel incorporates new data from the 1980, 1982, and 1984 elections Into his study of the process of choosing congressional candidates. Reassessing the 1978 U.S congressional primary on which the first edition of the book is based, the author details his own experiences as an unsuccessful candidate and generalizes on the primary process, analyzing his survey of 250 other candidates across the country along with several dozen interviews with these office seekers. Thus, Maisel combines personal reminiscences and illustrative stories with a rigorous scholarly analysis of his national survey to demonstrate the ad hoc. trial-and-error nature of political campaigning, He demonstrates the differences between primaries and general elections and deals with the decision to run, campaign structure and organization, financing, strategy. and tactics. Maisel's dual perspective-as candidate and political scientist-IS unique. and his observations and analyses provide political scientists and Journalists with significant new knowledge about the electoral process. Office seekers will gain from his book Insights into running successful campaigns.
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Book Description Univ of Tennessee Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110870493485
Book Description Univ of Tennessee Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0870493485
Book Description University of Tennessee Press, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0870493485