Voting at the Political Fault Line by Bruce E. Cain
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Voting at the Political Fault Line
By Bruce E. Cain

Voting at the Political Fault Line

California's Experiment with the Blanket Primary

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Voting at the Political Fault Line by Bruce E. Cain

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California's adoption of the blanket primary in 1996 presented a unique natural experiment on the impact that election rules have on politics. Billed as a measure that would increase voter participation and end ideological polarization, Proposition 198 placed California voters once again on the frontier of political reform. Employing a variety of data sources and methodologies, the contributors to Voting at the Political Fault Line apply their wide-ranging expertise to understand how this change in political institutions affected electoral behavior and outcomes. This authoritative study analyzes the consequences of California's experiment with the blanket primary, including the incidence of, motivations behind, and persistence of crossover voting; the behavior of candidates and donors; the effects on candidate positions and party platforms; and the consequences for women, minorities, and minor-party candidates. Published in association with the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520228344
ISBN-10: 0520228340
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruce E. Cain

Bruce E. Cain is Robson Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, and Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Reapportionment Puzzle (California, 1984) and coauthor of The Personal Vote (1987) and Congressional Redistricting (1992). Elisabeth R. Gerber is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the State and Local Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. She is the author of The Populist Paradox: Interest Group Influence and the Promise of Direct Legislation (1999) and coauthor of Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2000).

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