There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.
In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.
Harold W. Stanley, Southern Methodist University
Harold W. Stanley is the Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy at Southern Methodist University. In 1979, he joined the University of Rochester Department of Political Science and served as its chair from 1996-1999. Known as an expert in American national politics and electoral change in the South, Stanley's current research concerns presidential nominations, partisan change, and voting rights.
Richard G. Niemi, University of Rochester
Richard G. Niemi is professor of political science at the University of Rochester. He is the coauthor of many books, including Civic Education: What Makes Students Learn and Term Limits in the State Legislatures. He has written numerous articles on political socialization, voting, and legislative districting. He is currently doing research on civic education, term limits, and voting.