This wide-ranging collection acquaints American college instructors with insightful contributions and critical reflections from Europe on the study of campaigns, elections, Congress, and political behavior. Using an organizing conceptual framework of a "crossroads," which sets two parties apart on traditional democratic values, more than a dozen experts examine the political environment, issues, candidates, campaigns, media, and voters of the 2022 midterm election.

Distinctive in its breadth of topics, the book covers many new issues and the most controversial aspects of 2022 using a combination of statistical and descriptive analysis. These include but are not limited to: election results, unique features of midterm elections, the role of the Supreme Court and gerrymandering in 2022, intra-party cleavages, election denialism, the role of media and campaign finance, U.S. support of Ukraine, European public opinion on American democracy, and 2022 midterm as stage setter for the 2024 presidential election.

chapter |8 pages


Red Wave v. Dark Brandon

chapter 1|21 pages

Midterm Elections and the Modern Presidency

Parliamentary Party Leadership in a Separation of Powers System 1

chapter 3|25 pages

Setting the Stage

The Supreme Court and the 2022 Midterm Elections 1

chapter 5|12 pages

A Tale of Two Presidents

Biden and/or Trump Effect in the 2022 Midterm Elections?

chapter 7|21 pages

The 2022 U.S. House Elections

A Red Trickle

chapter 9|31 pages

The Divided State of the States?

Midterm Elections at the State Level

chapter 12|17 pages

“The Red Wave That Wasn't”

Voting Behavior in the 2022 Midterm Elections

chapter 13|21 pages

Congress and the Role of the United States in the World

The Case of Russia's Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine

chapter 14|16 pages

European Citizens' View of the United States

Does Trumpism Damage America's Image in Europe?

chapter 15|14 pages

All the Way to 2024

From the Midterms to the Presidential Election