A major study of the origins of direct primary US elections since the 1920s.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Part I. How the Direct Primary Arose: 2. The catalytic effect of ballot reform; 3. Legal control of party activity; 4. The spread of direct nominations; Part II. Why the Direct Primary was Introduced: 5. Reformers versus urban machines?; 6. The impact of party competition; 7. Explaining an 'irrational' reform; Part III. What Happened Next?: 8. Reaction and aftermath.
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