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HAVE NOMINATING CONVENTIONS LOST POWER?

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Date Issued:
2010
Abstract/Description:
Do conventions still have relevance in the modern political world? Some call them glorified television infomercials for presidential candidates while others refer to them as admired pillars of American political history. Whichever viewpoints one identifies with, presidential conventions are interesting to study historically, and can be studied analytically. The following case studies examine the institution of the nominating convention: what they do, how they form, what they have accomplished and how they affect the voters. This study finds that conventions are still meaningful in American politics, particularly for affecting party unity, candidate image and, to a lesser degree, party platform.
Title: HAVE NOMINATING CONVENTIONS LOST POWER?.
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Name(s): Branz, Tyler, Author
Knuckey, Jonathan, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Do conventions still have relevance in the modern political world? Some call them glorified television infomercials for presidential candidates while others refer to them as admired pillars of American political history. Whichever viewpoints one identifies with, presidential conventions are interesting to study historically, and can be studied analytically. The following case studies examine the institution of the nominating convention: what they do, how they form, what they have accomplished and how they affect the voters. This study finds that conventions are still meaningful in American politics, particularly for affecting party unity, candidate image and, to a lesser degree, party platform.
Identifier: CFE0003049 (IID), ucf:48351 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-05-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): elections
conventions
case study
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003049
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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