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Imperfect Primary Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U. S. Presidential Nomination Politics

ISBN-10: 0415995779
ISBN-13: 9780415995771
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $61.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/6/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Happenstance and Reforms
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, 1948-1960
Moving to a. Primary-Dominated System
The Primary-Dominated Era: 1972 and Forward
Presidential Nomination Politics at the Dawn of the 21 st Century
Recent Nomination Contests
The Candidates
The (Nov So) Invisible Primary
The Two-Tiered Nomination Process
Changing Technology, Changing Campaign Strategies
Third-Party Nominations
Nomination Controversies
Is This a Fair Way to Select a Presidential Nominee?
General Criticisms of Primary-Centered Nominations
Who Should Vote
Are Caucuses Fair?
Concerns over Convention Delegate Selection
Superdelegates
Winning Votes Versus Winning Pledged Delegates
The Accidental Calendar, Part 1: Iowa and New Hampshire Come First
The Accidental Calendar, Part 2: The Perils of Front-Loading
A Hodgepodge of Rules and Procedures
Alternative Methods for Nominating Presidents
Regional Primary Plans
Grouping States by Population Size: The Delaware Plan
Other Variants of Grouped Primaries
One-Day National Primary
Alternative Mechanisms for Counting the Votes in a National Primary
Convention-Centered Plans
Pathways to Reform
Rescuing the Matching Funds System
Predicting the Consequences of Reform
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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