The Resource The imperfect primary : oddities, biases, and strengths of U.S. presidential nomination politics, Barbara Norrander

The imperfect primary : oddities, biases, and strengths of U.S. presidential nomination politics, Barbara Norrander

Label
The imperfect primary : oddities, biases, and strengths of U.S. presidential nomination politics
Title
The imperfect primary
Title remainder
oddities, biases, and strengths of U.S. presidential nomination politics
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Norrander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this thoroughly updated second edition of The Imperfect Primary, political scientist Barbara Norrander explores how presidential candidates are nominated, how that process bridges to the general election campaign, discusses past and current proposals for reform, and examines the possibility for more practical, incremental changes to the electoral rules. Norrander reminds us to be careful what we wish for -- reforming the presidential nomination process is as complex as the current system. Through the modelling of empirical research to demonstrate how questions of biases can be systematically addressed, students can better see the advantages, disadvantages, and potential for unintended consequences in a whole host of reform proposals. The second edition includes an entirely new chapter on the connections between the primary and general election phases of presidential selection. The entire book has been revised to reflect the 2012 presidential primaries and election."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
324.273/154
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK522
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Controversies in electoral democracy and representation
Label
The imperfect primary : oddities, biases, and strengths of U.S. presidential nomination politics, Barbara Norrander
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-178) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; 1 Happenstance and Reforms; Presidential Nominations in the 21st Century; A Short History of Presidential Nominations; Two Early Views: Nomination by Political Elites; The Party Convention Eras; The Origins of Presidential Primaries; A Mixed System: Conventions and Primaries 1948-1968; Moving to a Primary Dominated System; The Primary Dominated Era: 1972 and Forward; 2 Presidential Nomination Politics at the Dawn of the 21st Century; Recent Nomination Contests; The Candidates; The (Not So) Invisible Primary
  • The Accidental Calendar, Part 1: Iowa and New Hampshire Come FirstThe Accidental Calendar, Part 2: The Perils of Front-loading; Regional Primary Plans; Grouping States by Population Size: The Delaware Plan; One-Day National Primary; Alternative Mechanisms for Counting the Votes in a National Primary; Convention-Centered Plans; Pathways to Reform; Predicting the Consequences of Reform; The Piecemeal Approach: Recent National Party Attempts to Control the Election Calendar; 5 Connections to the General Election; Are Primaries Divisive?; The "Spring Season" of the Fall Campaign
  • The Advantages of an Unchallenged Incumbent PresidentPrimary Reform and Electoral College Reform; Reform Proposals: Modifying the Electoral College; Compounding Effects of a Switch to the National Popular Vote; 6 Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics; Oddities in U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics; Biases in U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics; Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics; Nominating Presidents in a System with Oddities, Biases, and Strengths; Bibliography; Index
  • The Two-Tiered Nomination ProcessChanging Technology, Changing Campaign Strategies; Third-Party Nominations; Nomination Controversies; 3 Is This a Fair Way to Select a Presidential Nominee?; Who Votes in the Primaries?; Who Should Vote in Primaries?; Are Caucuses Fair?; Concerns Over Convention Delegate Selection; Superdelegates; Winning Votes versus Winning Pledged Delegates; Has Campaign Finance Become Less Fair?; Is Media Coverage Biased?; Do Debates and Straw Polls Play Too Big of a Role?; A Hodgepodge of Rules and Procedures; 4 The Nomination Calendar: Problems and Imperfect Solutions
Control code
ocn903489004
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138786370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34628721
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903489004
  • ebl1315731886

Library Locations

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