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Reforming the Presidential nomination process [electronic resource] / Steven S. Smith and Melanie J. Springer, editors.

Contributor(s): Smith, Steven S, 1953- | Springer, Melanie J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 205 p.).ISBN: 9780815703495 (electronic bk.); 081570349X (electronic bk.); 0815702884 (cloth); 9780815702887 (cloth); 0815702892 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780815702894 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Nomination | Nominations for office -- United States | Primaries -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties | USA -- Pr�asident | Kandidatenaufstellung | Vorwahl (Politik) | WahlrechtsreformGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reforming the Presidential nomination process.DDC classification: 324.273/015 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Choosing presidential candidates / Steven S. Smith and Melanie J. Springer -- Rules and the ideological character of primary electorates / Gerald C. Wright -- Voter participation : records galore this time, but what about next time? / Thomas E. Patterson -- Media, endorsements, and the 2008 primaries / Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Bruce W. Hardy -- Superdelegates : reforming the reforms revisited / William G. Mayer -- Public opinion and systems for nominating presidential candidates / Melanie J. Springer and James L. Gibson -- Picking presidential nominees : time for a new regime / Larry J. Sabato -- Is this any way to pick a president? : lessons from 2008 / Thomas E. Mann -- Presidential nomination reform : legal restraints and procedural possibilities / Daniel H. Lowenstein.
Summary: "Looks at the presidential nomination process--the ways in which it is broken and how it might be fixed. Addresses the selection process: the importance--and perceived unfairness--of the earliest primaries, media coverage and public endorsements, 'superdelegates.' Evaluates public perceptions of the current process as well as possible reforms"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Looks at the presidential nomination process--the ways in which it is broken and how it might be fixed. Addresses the selection process: the importance--and perceived unfairness--of the earliest primaries, media coverage and public endorsements, 'superdelegates.' Evaluates public perceptions of the current process as well as possible reforms"--Provided by publisher.

Choosing presidential candidates / Steven S. Smith and Melanie J. Springer -- Rules and the ideological character of primary electorates / Gerald C. Wright -- Voter participation : records galore this time, but what about next time? / Thomas E. Patterson -- Media, endorsements, and the 2008 primaries / Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Bruce W. Hardy -- Superdelegates : reforming the reforms revisited / William G. Mayer -- Public opinion and systems for nominating presidential candidates / Melanie J. Springer and James L. Gibson -- Picking presidential nominees : time for a new regime / Larry J. Sabato -- Is this any way to pick a president? : lessons from 2008 / Thomas E. Mann -- Presidential nomination reform : legal restraints and procedural possibilities / Daniel H. Lowenstein.

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