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The American Direct Primary : Party Institutionalization and Transformation in the North
by Alan Ware


Overview - This is the first major study of the origins of direct primary elections in the U.S. since the 1920s. It rejects the widely held view that primaries resulted from a conflict between anti-party reformers and so-called party "regulars." Instead, it shows that the direct primary was the result of an attempt, starting in the late 1880s, by mainstream party politicians to subject their previously informal procedures to formal rules.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the first major study of the origins of direct primary elections in the U.S. since the 1920s. It rejects the widely held view that primaries resulted from a conflict between anti-party reformers and so-called party "regulars." Instead, it shows that the direct primary was the result of an attempt, starting in the late 1880s, by mainstream party politicians to subject their previously informal procedures to formal rules. Politicians turned to the direct primary because it proved impossible to make effective changes to the caucus-convention system of nominating candidates.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521109727
  • ISBN-10: 0521109728
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: December 2008
  • Page Count: 288


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