Central to the Center for Politics' mission is providing comprehensive research and pragmatic analysis to raise awareness and understanding of politics. To accomplish this, we produce various reports, presentations and books that not only serve as academic research tools, but also appeal to the general public interested in politics and civics education. In this section you can download copies of our publications, newsletters and video clips, and purchase copies of Center director Larry J. Sabato's books, as well as new works by authors in the Center's "American Political Challenges" series.
Books: Books by Center director Larry J. Sabato include: Barack Obama and the New America: The 2012 Election and the Changing Face of Politics, Pendulum Swing, THE YEAR OF OBAMA: How Barack Obama Won the White House, A MORE PERFECT CONSTITUTION: 23 Proposals to Revitalize our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country, and DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election. More
Recent books in the "American Political Challenges series include Dr. Arthur Garson Jr. and Carolyn Engelhard's HEALTH CARE HALF TRUTHS: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality, as well as FREEDOM IS NOT ENOUGH: Black Voters, Black Candidates, and American Presidential Politics, by Ronald Walters. More
Reports & Presentations: Including Politics: The Missing Link of Public Education and Virginia Votes 1999-2003. More
Newsletters: The Center releases quarterly newsletters with information about our latest projects and events. More
A More Perfect Union CD-ROM: Purchase your copy of the political strategy game that lets you manage a US Senate campaign. Will you run an honest campaign or resort to underhanded tactics? The decisions are yours as you strive to build ... A More Perfect Union. More
Videos: Including videos from the Youth Leadership Initiative, presentations by Larry Sabato, and from previous Center events. More