Presidential Selection

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Duke University Press, 1987 - Political Science - 413 pages
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This study incorporates three important themes into the study of presidential selection:

What are the international implications of how the Unites States chooses its presidents? How does the process affect other nations? Does it enhance or diminish the ability of the United States to deal effectively with the rest of the world?

How do the changing characteristics of the the presidential selection process affect the shaping of public policies, and vice versa? For example, how have changes in citizen participation, campaign technologies, and campaign finance laws altered the balance of political power among institutions and interests?

What is the influence of the Constitution on presidential selection, as in the prescribed qualifications for the office and in provisions for unusual circumstances?

 

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Contents

Ralf Dahrendorf
15
Changing International Stakes in Presidential Selection
32
Learning to Govern or Learning to Campaign? Richard Rose
53
Voters and Candidates
75
Who Vies for President? Michael Nelson
120
The Relationship of Processes
155
New Campaign Elites
189
The Three Campaigns for President Herb Asher
216
Consequences for Interests
247
Presidential Politics and the Mass Media
283
Television and Presidential Politics Thomas E Patterson
302
Provisions for the Unexpected
331
Notes
366
Index
397
Editors and Contributors
411
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