The Presidential Contest: With a Guide to the 1988 Presidential Race
Examines all aspects of the 1988 U.S. presidential contest. Discusses the similarities and the differences between the nomination and election phases, elucidates the rules, discusses the kinds of people chosen as candidates and analyses the voters. Considers the strength and weakness of the presidential process, suggesting improvements.
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Nomination Rules and Candidates
The Nomination Campaign
Election Rules and the Election Campaign
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