The Making of the Presidential Candidate 2004 / Edition 1

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This is the third in a series of books about the United States presidential nomination process and shares the same goals as its predecessors, In Pursuit of the White House and In Pursuit of the White House 2000. Mayer (political science, Northeastern U.) presents nine papers exploring significant components of the nomination process, including financing, incumbency, polling, and the role of organized labor. The only non-academic contributing to the proceedings is an editor Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who provides a discussion of the role of the press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Perspectives On Political Science
This book is well-edited, with each chapter clearly written and focused on an important dimension of the campaign.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742529199
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Front-Loading Problem 1
2 Financing Presidential Nominations under the BCRA 45
3 The Basic Dynamics of the Contemporary Nomination Process: An Expanded View 83
4 How Incumbent Presidents Run for Reelection 133
5 From Resistance to Adaptation: Organized Labor Reacts to a Changing Nominating Process 161
6 The Net and the Nomination 199
7 Only a Lunatic Would Do This Kind of Work: A Journalist's Perspective on the Perspective of Journalists 229
8 The Perils of Polling in New Hampshire 245
9 The Emerging International Trend toward Open Presidential Primaries: The American Presidential Nomination Process in Comparative Perspective 265
Index 295
About the Contributors 305
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