The Disappearing God Gap? Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election
Corwin Smidt, Kevin den Dulk, Bryan Froehle, James Penning, Stephen Monsma, and Douglas Koopman
OUP USA | Paperback | 04 February 2010
• Takes a long view of religion's role in the 2008 election, including the pre-election season and the comprehensive history of American voting
• Examines competing analyses of how religion affects American politics
After the reelection of George W. Bush in 2004, the "God Gap" became a hotly debated political issue. Religious voters were seen as the key to Bush's victory, and Democrats began scrambling to reach out to them. Four years later, however, with the economy in a tailspin on election day, religion barely seemed to register on people's radar screens. In this book, a team of well-regarded scholars digs deeper to examine the role religion played in the 2008 campaign. They take a long view, placing the election in historical context and looking at the campaign as a whole, from the primaries through all the way through election day. At the heart of their analysis is data gleaned from a national survey conducted by the authors, in which voters were interviewed in the spring of 2008 and then re-interviewed after the election. Readership: Students and scholars of religion and politics
Marvelous Minds. The discovery of what children know
Michael Siegal | Paperback | 04 February 2010
• Looks at children from a variety of cultures, making the book relevant to those throughout the world
• Portrays children's development with illustrations and anecdotes as well as descriptions of key experimental studies, making the book accessible to a broad audience
• Focuses on the most important issues in research on child development today: children's knowledge of the distinction between appearance and reality, theory of mind, knowledge of astronomy and geography, food, health and hygiene, reasoning about life and death, number and arithmetic, and autism.
Edited by Sibylle Scheipers | Hardback | 25 February 2010
• The only comprehensive book on prisoners in war
• Brings together contributions by leading scholars from the fields of history, international relations, law, and philosophy
The issue of prisoners in war is a highly timely topic that has received much attention from both scholars and practitioners since the start of the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and the ensuing legal and political problems concerning detainees in those conflicts. This book analyses these contemporary problems and challenges against the background of their historical development.