Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice

Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice

Larry M. Bartels / Oct 20, 2019

Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice 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 polit

  • Title: Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice
  • Author: Larry M. Bartels
  • ISBN: 9780691022833
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 contempThis 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 in 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 ProfessorBartels 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, campaign, and electoral institutions.

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      • Larry M. Bartels

        Larry Bartels is an American political scientist.He holds the May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University His scholarship focuses on public opinion, campaigns and elections, representation, and public policy.In addition to his books, he is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and of occasional pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other outlets.


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