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The party decides : presidential nominations before and after reform

Author: Marty Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume demonstrates how party insiders from America's founding to the present day have sought to control presidential nominations as a meanns of getting what they want from government. Contrary to the common view that the reforms of the 1970s wrested power away from parties, the authors contend that the most consequential contests remain candidates' fights for prominent endorsements and the support of various  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marty Cohen
ISBN: 9780226112367 0226112365 9780226112374 0226112373
OCLC Number: 191090358
Description: xi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The outrageous nomination of Hubert Humphrey --
Whose parties? --
The creation of new parties --
Weak structures, strong parties --
Last hurrahs of the old system. Appendix to chapter 5: state parties in 1952 --
Mastering the postreform system. Appendix to Chapter 6: A closer look at the endorsement data --
The invisible primary: theory and evidence --
Anatomy of a conversation. Appendix to chapter 8: models of the invisible primary --
The voters weigh in. Appendix to chapter 9: models of delegate share --
Political parties today.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Marty Cohen [and others].
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Tracing the evolution of presidential nominations since the 1790s, this volume demonstrates how party insiders have sought since America's founding to control nominations as a means of getting what  Read more...

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