Nominating the President: Evolution and Revolution in 2008 and Beyond

Nominating the President: Evolution and Revolution in 2008 and Beyond

by Jack Citrin, David Karol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742566374

ISBN-13: 9780742566378

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The 2008 presidential nominations were unprecedented in many ways. Marking another step in the democratization of the selection process and a surprising loss of control by party elites, the contests in both parties were unusually competitive and the outcomes belied the predictions of experts. This book offers a fresh look at the role of parties, the constraints of

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The 2008 presidential nominations were unprecedented in many ways. Marking another step in the democratization of the selection process and a surprising loss of control by party elites, the contests in both parties were unusually competitive and the outcomes belied the predictions of experts. This book offers a fresh look at the role of parties, the constraints of campaign finance, the status of front-runners, and the significance of rules, race, and gender in the post-reform era. In this volume, leading scholars assess the state of the process with original research about money, scheduling, superdelegates, and the role of race and gender in voting. Original analyses show how changes in campaign finance and the scheduling of primaries and caucuses helped determined the outcomes in both parties. Race, once thought of as a handicap, proved an asset for the Obama campaign. 2008 marked another milestone in the democratization of the nominations process with expanded participation by rank and file voters in donating money, voting, and using the Internet. This timely book provides a glimpse into the future of party nominations and elections.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742566378
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Changing Nature of Campaign Financing for Primary Candidates Chapter 4 2. Money in 2008: A Collapse of the Campaign Finance Regime? Chapter 5 3. Knowns and Unknowns in Campaign Finance Chapter 6 4. Assumptions and Realities of Presidential Primary Front-Loading in 2008 Chapter 7 5. What Political Scientists May (or May Not) Know about Presidential Nominations Chapter 8 6. The Rules and the Role of Race and Gender in 2008 Chapter 9 7. The Way We Choose Presidential Nominees: Problems and Prospects Chapter 10 References

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