Ohio, Campaigns, and Elections in the Twenty-First Century
Daniel J. Coffey
University of Akron Press
Buckeye Battleground is the result of a decade's worth of research at the Bliss Institute on elections in Ohio, with special emphasis on the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, and the 2006 gubernatorial campaign. This book seeks to explain why Ohio is, and has been, at the center of American elections. Using historical analysis, demographic data, and public opinion surveys, the authors demonstrate Ohio's role as the quintessential battleground state in American elections. This title is unique in its approach and coverage.
Daniel J. Coffey is an assistant professor of political science and a research fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron. His research interests include political parties, public opinion and political psychology. He has published articles in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics and the Journal of Political Science Education. He also the co-editor (with John Green) of The State of the Parties. John C. Green is the director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, as well as a professor of political science. He has extensively researched American religion and politics, political parties, and campaign Âfinance and is the author of many books. David B. Cohen is a professor of political science and a fellow in the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron. His area of research includes the American Presidency, Congress, and homeland security. Stephen C. Brooks is associate professor of political science and the assistant director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron. His research focuses upon the role of communication techniques in local elections, negative political advertising and how new media is changing politics.