Item description for Prayers in the Precincts: The Christian Right in the 1998 Elections by John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell & Clyde Wilcox...
In the wake of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, the Christian Right expected major victories in the 1998 elections. Instead, many of its allies lost close contests, and the movement was seen as a liability in some high-profile campaigns. In the only in-depth study of the Christian Right's role in these races, leading scholars analyze the role of the movement in fourteen key states, from Maine to California, and address speculations that the movement is fading from the American political scene.
The book focuses on elections on the state and local levels, where the Christian Right is most influential, and it describes the movement's niche in some detail. Although each campaign described in the book had its unique characteristics, the editors have drawn some broad conclusions about the 1998 elections. While the movement was weak in the areas of candidate recruitment and fundraising, they say, the outcome may have also been related to external factors including a broader turnout of typically Democratic constituencies and the country's boredom with the scandal that conservatives had made the centerpiece of their campaign. Despite the setbacks of 1998, the contributors argue, the Christian Right continues to have an enormous influence on the political dialogue of the country.
Written from an unbiased, nonpartisan perspective, this volume sheds light on a topic that is too frequently mired in controversy.
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Studio: Georgetown University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.17 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2000
Publisher Georgetown University Press
ISBN 0878407758 ISBN13 9780878407750
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More About John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell & Clyde Wilcox
John C. Green is professor of political science and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron.
Mark J. Rozell is associate professor of politics at the Catholic University of America.
Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University.
The three of them have previously collaborated on God at the Grass Roots: The Christian Right in the 1994 Elections and God at the Grass Roots, 1996: The Christian Right in the American Elections (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995 and 1997).
John C. Green has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Akron, Ohio Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK University of.