Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates

Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates

by Elaine Kamarck

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815735281
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 251
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Elaine C. Kamarck is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at Brookings and the founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management. She is a public sector scholar with wide experience in government, academia, and politics. Kamarck is an expert on government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD countries, and developing countries. In addition, she focuses her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics and has worked in many American presidential campaigns.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Good Old Days? When Parties Controlled Nominations and Primaries Were to Be Avoided at All Costs

2. Sequence as Strategy: How Jimmy Carter “Got It” and Taught Subsequent Presidential Candidates the New Rules of the Road

3. The Fight to Be First: Why Iowa and New Hampshire Dominate Presidential Nominating Politics

4. Proportional Representation: Why Democrats Use It and Republicans Don’t

5. Devil in the Details: How the Delegate Count Shapes Modern Nominating Campaigns

6. Do Conventions Matter Anymore? Why No One Could Stop Trump

7. The Loss of Peer Review

Notes

Index

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