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The Resource Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice, Larry M. Bartels

Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice, Larry M. Bartels

Label
Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice
Title
Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice
Statement of responsibility
Larry M. Bartels
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative study blends sophisticated statistical analyses, campaign anecdotes, and penetrating political insight to produce a fascinating exploration of one of America's most controversial political institutions--the process by which our major parties nominate candidates for the presidency. Larry Bartels focuses on the nature and impact of "momentum" in the contemporary nominating system. He describes the complex interconnections among primary election results, expectations, and subsequent primary results that have made it possible for candidates like Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and Gary Hart to emerge from relative obscurity into political prominence in recent nominating campaigns. In the course of his analysis, he addresses questions central to any understanding--or evaluation--of the modern nominating process. How do fundamental political predispositions influence the behavior of primary voters? How quickly does the public learn about new candidates? Under what circumstances will primary success itself generate subsequent primary success? And what are the psychological processes underlying this dynamic tendency? Professor Bartels examines the likely consequences of some proposed alternatives to the current nominating process, including a regional primary system and a one-day national primary. Thus the work will be of interest to political activists, would-be reformers, and interested observers of the American political scene, as well as to students of public opinion, voting behavior, the news media, campaigns, and electoral institutions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartels, Larry M.
Dewey number
324.5/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK522
LC item number
.B37 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Primaries
Label
Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice, Larry M. Bartels
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin021/87038187.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The notion of momentum : 1. The nominating process : The process in outline ; Some basic issues ; A look ahead -- 2. From back rooms to "big mo" : The old system ; Upheaval and reform ; The emergence of momentum -- II. The nature of momentum :3. The campaign as horse race : Patterns of horse race coverage ; The audience reaction ; Horse race perceptions and reality -- 4. Learning and uncertainty : Learning, the media and the horse race ; The nature of uncertainty ; The effects of uncertainty -- 5. Politics in the campaign : Political predispositions ; Political activation ; Issue perceptions and reality -- 6. Expectations and choice : Varieties of momentum ; How expectations matter ; Why expectations matter -- III. The impact of momentum : 7. Public opinion and primary voting : Primary voters ; National and local forces ; A typology of primary campaigns -- 8. Momentum triumphant: the case of Jimmy Carter : How Carter won ; Political substance and strategy ; What might have been -- 9. Trench warfare: the Reagan and Kennedy challenges : Reagan versus Ford ; Kennedy versus Carter ; Momentum as a double-edged sword -- 10. Coming up short: George Bush and Gary Hart : Bush versus Reagan ; Hart versus Mondale ; How to start a brush fire (and how to stop one) -- IV. The import of momentum : 11. The primary season as "caucus-race" : "All the party were placed along the course" ; "The exact shape doesn't matter" ; "But who has won?" -- 12. The dynamics of public choice : The classical theory of public choice ; A crucial limitation of the classical theory ; Liberal democracy in a dynamic world
Control code
ocm17325584
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780691022833
Lccn
87038187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691077659
  • (OCoLC)17325584
Label
Presidential primaries and the dynamics of public choice, Larry M. Bartels
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin021/87038187.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The notion of momentum : 1. The nominating process : The process in outline ; Some basic issues ; A look ahead -- 2. From back rooms to "big mo" : The old system ; Upheaval and reform ; The emergence of momentum -- II. The nature of momentum :3. The campaign as horse race : Patterns of horse race coverage ; The audience reaction ; Horse race perceptions and reality -- 4. Learning and uncertainty : Learning, the media and the horse race ; The nature of uncertainty ; The effects of uncertainty -- 5. Politics in the campaign : Political predispositions ; Political activation ; Issue perceptions and reality -- 6. Expectations and choice : Varieties of momentum ; How expectations matter ; Why expectations matter -- III. The impact of momentum : 7. Public opinion and primary voting : Primary voters ; National and local forces ; A typology of primary campaigns -- 8. Momentum triumphant: the case of Jimmy Carter : How Carter won ; Political substance and strategy ; What might have been -- 9. Trench warfare: the Reagan and Kennedy challenges : Reagan versus Ford ; Kennedy versus Carter ; Momentum as a double-edged sword -- 10. Coming up short: George Bush and Gary Hart : Bush versus Reagan ; Hart versus Mondale ; How to start a brush fire (and how to stop one) -- IV. The import of momentum : 11. The primary season as "caucus-race" : "All the party were placed along the course" ; "The exact shape doesn't matter" ; "But who has won?" -- 12. The dynamics of public choice : The classical theory of public choice ; A crucial limitation of the classical theory ; Liberal democracy in a dynamic world
Control code
ocm17325584
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780691022833
Lccn
87038187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691077659
  • (OCoLC)17325584

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