Presidential Selection and Democracy
DEMETRIOS JAMES CARALEY AND ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO, EDITORS

2019 · 228 Pages
ISBN13: 978-1-884853-14-2
ISBN10: 1-884853-14-5

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FROM THE INTRODUCTION

POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, ANALYSTS, AND PUNDITS have long debated how presidential candidates are selected by political parties in the United States. The articles in this volume cover a gamut of issues and questions that bear on how these candidates are selected and more generally on how primary and general elections promote democracy. These are recurring questions, but new ones have emerged as the result of the partisan conflict that has reached new heights in American politics.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Demetrios James Caraley

Democracy, Presidential Selection, and America’s New Partisan Politics
Robert Y. Shapiro

The Primary Purpose of Presidential Primaries
Dennis F. Thompson

Creating Better Heuristics for the Presidential Primary: The Citizen Assembly
Heather K. Gerken and Douglas B. Rand

A Modified National Primary: State Losers and Support for Changing the Presidential Nominating Process
Caroline J. Tolbert, Amanda Keller, and Todd Donovan

Are Caucuses Bad for Democracy?
Costas Panagopoulos

On To the Convention!
Jason Bello and Robert Y. Shapiro

On To the Convention, Again
Caroline Monahan and Robert Y. Shapiro

Incumbency Advantage in U.S. Presidential Elections: The Historical Record
David R. Mayhew

United States Senators as Presidential Candidates
Barry C. Burden

Why Americans Need a Constitutional Right to Vote for Presidential Electors
Demetrios James Caraley

Elections and Dilemmas of American Democratic Governance: Reflections
Demetrios James Caraley
 

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