Kristen Soltis Anderson

View on Amazon

With over a dozen Republican candidates in the summer news, what will it take for one to emerge from the pack? Kristen Soltis Anderson's new book, The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up) (Broadside Books, 2015), has an answer. Anderson is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, a public opinion and data analytics firm that helps campaigns and companies design their messages and strategies. Anderson's book draws on this experience as a campaign and polling expert to suggest that Republicans need to understand the changing values and behaviors of Millennials. She argues that successful candidates will move digital to the center of their campaigns and reach out to younger voters in new ways. Failing to do so, Anderson predicts, will lead to generations of new voters turned off to the GOP.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

James GelvinThe Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know

August 3, 2015

[Cross-posted with permission from Counterpoint with Jonathan Judaken] Professor James Gelvin joins host Jonathan Judaken to discuss the Arab Uprisings, democratization in the Middle-East and Northern Africa, ISIS, al-Qaeda, terrorism, and America's role imposing neo-liberal economic policies in the Middle East that have strongly shaped the political economy of the region. James Gelvin is Professor […]

Read the full article →

David George SurdhamThe Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

July 24, 2015

David George Surdham is the author of The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989 (University of Illinois Press, 2015). Surdham is Associate Professor of Economics at Northern Iowa University. Just back from the Major League Baseball All-Star break, Surdham has written a book for sports lovers. Why do major league sports […]

Read the full article →

Jeffery WitsoeDemocracy against Development: Lower-Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India

July 17, 2015

Jeffery Witsoe's book Democracy against Development: Lower-Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India (University of Chicago Press, 2013) takes the reader to urban and rural Bihar and into the world of so called lower caste politics. Here we see how democratic mobilisation around caste lines destabilizes state development projects. Moving across scales of the […]

Read the full article →

Sarah S. BushThe Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators

July 12, 2015

Sarah S. Bush is the author of The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Bush is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Temple University. Bush's book examines the assortment of strategies countries use to promote democracy abroad. She tracks a change in strategy […]

Read the full article →

Nancy FraserTransnationalizing the Public Sphere (Polity, 2014)

July 8, 2015

How is "the public sphere" best conceptualized on a transnational scale? Nancy Fraser (The New School for Social Research) explores this pressing question in her book Transnationalizing the Public Sphere (Polity, 2014). Opening with Fraser's foundational essay, "Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Post-Westphalian World," the book […]

Read the full article →

Julian E. ZelizerThe Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

July 6, 2015

Julian E. Zelizer is the author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (Penguin Press, 2015). Zelizer is the Malcom Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America. In the Fierce Urgency of Now, […]

Read the full article →

Kevin VallierLiberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation

July 1, 2015

In a liberal democracy, citizens share political power as equals. This means that they must decide laws and policies collectively. Yet they disagree about fundamental questions regarding the value, purpose, and meaning of life. What role should their convictions concerning these matters play in their public activity as citizens? According to familiar answers, citizens must […]

Read the full article →

Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. FoxRunning from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned off to Politics

June 28, 2015

Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox are the authors of Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned off to Politics (Oxford UP, 2015). Lawless is a Professor of Government and the Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University. Fox is a Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. The two […]

Read the full article →

Philip A. WallachTo The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis

June 22, 2015

Philip A. Wallach is the author of To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). Wallach is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. There has been a lot written about the financial crisis of the late 2000s, but little with the attention to […]

Read the full article →