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The Resource The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations, Caitin E. Jewitt

The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations, Caitin E. Jewitt

Label
The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations
Title
The primary rules
Title remainder
parties, voters, and presidential nominations
Statement of responsibility
Caitin E. Jewitt
Title variation
Parties, voters, and presidential nominations
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reflecting on 2016, it might seem that the national parties have little control over how the presidential nominations unfold and who becomes their presidential candidate. Yet the parties wield more influence than voters in determining who prevails at the National Conventions. Although the reforms of the late 1960s and 1970s gave rank-and-file party members a clear voice in the selection of presidential candidates, the parties retain influence through their ability to set the electoral rules. Despite this capability, party elites do not always fully understand the consequences of the rules and therefore often promote a system that undermines their goals. The Primary Rules illuminates the balance of power that the parties, states, and voters assert on the process. By utilizing an original, comprehensive data set that details the electoral rules each party employed in each state during every nomination from 1976 to 2016, Caitlin E. Jewitt uncovers the effects of the rules on the competitiveness of the nomination, the number of voters who participate, and the nomination outcomes. This reveals how the parties exert influence over their members and limit the impact of voters. The Primary Rules builds on prior analyses and extends work highlighting the role of the parties in the invisible primary stage, as it investigates the parties' influence once the nominations begin. The Primary Rules provides readers with a clearer sense of what the rules are, how they have changed, their consequences, and practical guidance on how to modify the rules of the nomination system to achieve their desired outcomes in future elections
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jewitt, Caitlin
Dewey number
324.273/15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK522
LC item number
.J49 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Primaries
  • Elections
  • Political parties
Label
The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations, Caitin E. Jewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-288) 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
From Humphrey to Trump -- How did we get here? The evolution of presidential nominations -- Re-examining front-loading -- Front-loading, competitiveness, and meaningful participation -- The electoral rules and impact on voter turnout -- Delegate allocation rules, front-runner effects, and presidential nomination outcomes -- Conclusions, consequences, and changes for 2020
Control code
on1055264103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780472124596
Lccn
2019300021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264103
Label
The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations, Caitin E. Jewitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-288) 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
From Humphrey to Trump -- How did we get here? The evolution of presidential nominations -- Re-examining front-loading -- Front-loading, competitiveness, and meaningful participation -- The electoral rules and impact on voter turnout -- Delegate allocation rules, front-runner effects, and presidential nomination outcomes -- Conclusions, consequences, and changes for 2020
Control code
on1055264103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 300 pages
Isbn
9780472124596
Lccn
2019300021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055264103

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