Pressure and Politics in a Decentralized Candidate Selection System The Case of the United States

@inproceedings{Craig2016PressureAP,
  title={Pressure and Politics in a Decentralized Candidate Selection System The Case of the United States},
  author={Patricia Craig},
  year={2016}
}
The candidate selection process in the United States has been, since the second half of the 20th century, one of the most inclusive and decentralized among the developed democracies. While such systems often presuppose party weakness or lack of control over the process, this article shows that patterns of campaign finance indicate that party weakness over candidate selection in the U.S. case may be overestimated. It also argues that a very open selection process offers opportunities for… CONTINUE READING

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