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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.
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Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that--such unusually competitive cases notwithstanding--people, rather than parties, should and do control presidential nominations. But for the past several decades, The Party  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Party decides.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008002172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marty Cohen
ISBN: 9780226112381 0226112381 1282069705 9781282069701
OCLC Number: 560621853
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 404 pages) : illustrations.
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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