An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes
"Robert Alexander convincingly argues that presidential electors––long considered by many as inconsequential, if not benign––are a serious danger to the health of our representative democracy. One of the first systematic studies of its kind, this book is indispensible for a deeper understanding of the presidential electoral process.”
— Gary E. Bugh, Texas A&M University
Generating Public Support for Business and Industry
Marketplace advocacy is often considered a controversial form of public relations/advertising because it moves beyond the traditional realm of promoting an organization’s image, product, or service, into efforts to communicate an organization’s position on an issue or societal concern. Despite the proliferation of marketplace advocacy campaigns, there has been little professional or academic research published. This study develops a model and presents an historical account and case studies on this understudied controversial form of PR and advertising
The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day.
Although there is a significant literature on the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, there are few analyses that address the deconstructive critique of phenomenology as it simultaneously plays across range of cultural productions including literature, painting, cinema, new media, and the structure of the university. Using the critical figures of “ghost” and “shadow”—and initiating a vocabulary of phantomenology—this book traces the implications of Derridean “spectrality” on the understanding of contemporary thought, culture, and experience.