Presidential nomination politics in the post-reform era

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Abstract

Since 1980, more than 175 scholarly articles, chapters, or books have been published about the post-reform presidential nomination system. Numerous authors investigate primary rules, media coverage, candidates, voters, or momentum. Less well covered are the subjects of interest groups, winnowing of candidates, campaign contributors, and connections to other phases of the presidency Research on presidential nominations has to contend with an ever-changing environment as rules change, candidates exit the contests, and the primary season progresses from February through June. This environmental complexity adds to the challenge of investigating the first phase of the presidential selection process. Coupling this environmental complexity with a lack of consensus among scholars on measurement, model building, and theory leads to contradictory findings in a number of areas. Nevertheless, much has been learned about the patterns of presidential nominations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-915
Number of pages41
JournalPolitical Research Quarterly
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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