Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary

Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary

Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary

Voting at the Political Fault Line: California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary

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"This is the most important and impressive collection of original research available on California's blanket primary. Its discussion of open primaries and crossover voting raises provocative issues which loom large. The findings are impressive."--Max Neiman, author of "Defending Government: Why Big Government Works

"Cain and Gerber have assembled a stellar cast of scholars to consider the impact of the blanket primary and important electoral change in California's politics. This is a very important book for anybody who wants to understand how institutions shape political incentives."--Bernard Grofman, author of "Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality

"When Californians passed Proposition 198, they also provided a national stage on which the nature of state elections in general was placed in the spotlight. Cain and Gerber's "Voting at the Political Fault Line "is an intelligent compilation of work and assessments of the rumblings that followed and the longer-term consequences that are,likely to be debated over the nature of primary elections. Its no-nonsense style and reliance on sophisticated empirical analysis highlight some counterintuitive results and illustrate highly creative applications of social science methods."--Max Neiman, author of "Defending Government: Why Big Government Works"

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