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Choosing Our Choices : Debating the Presidential Nominating Process - James W. Davis

Choosing Our Choices

Debating the Presidential Nominating Process

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Published: 6th September 2013
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Probably no feature of the American political system has been subject to more sustained criticism over the last twenty-five years than the process by which we choose our presidents. In Choosing Our Choices, Robert E. DiClerico and James W. Davis debate the question: should we retain the present, primary centered 'direct democracy' method in selecting presidential candidates or should we return to a representative decision-making process to nominate our candidates? This timely and thought-provoking text offers the reader a concise yet comprehensive analysis of the presidential nominating system, arguments for and against the current system, and supplemental documents and essays for further reading.

pt. 1. Debating the presidential nominating process: Evolution of the presidential nominating process / Robert E. DiClerico ; The case against the current primary-centered system / James W. Davis ; In defense of the presidential nominating process / Robert E. DiClerico -- pt. 2. Documents: McGovern-Fraser Commission : the guidelines for delegate selection -- pt. 3. Readings: A proposal for a national primary / Estes Kefauver ; The case for a national pre-primary convention plan / Thomas Cronin and Robert Lovey ; Approval voting : a practical reform for multicandidate elections / Stephen J. Brams ; Proposal for a regional primary system / National Association of Secretaries of State.

ISBN: 9780742573345
ISBN-10: 0742573346
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 6th September 2013
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 1