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Primary Politics [electronic resource]: Everything You Need to Know About How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates

Elaine C. Kamarck
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Washington, D. C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2019]
Edition
3rd edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Everything you need to know about how America nominates its presidential candidates
ISBN
9780815735274
Summary
"Explores one of the most important questions in American politics--how we narrow the list of presidential candidates every four years. Focuses on how presidential candidates have sought to alter the rules in their favor and how their failures and successes have led to even more change" -- Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The good old days? : when parties controlled nominations and primaries were to be avoided at all costs
  • Sequence as strategy : how Jimmy Carter "got it" and taught subsequent presidential candidates the new rules of the road
  • The fight to be first : why Iowa and New Hampshire dominate presidential nominating politics
  • Proportional representation : why Democrats use it and Republicans don't
  • Devil in the details : how the delegate count shapes modern nominating campaigns
  • Do conventions matter anymore? : why no one could stop Trump
  • The loss of peer review.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
  • "Revised and updated with lessons from the 2016 presidential election"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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