The making of the presidential candidates 2004 / edited by William G. Mayer.

Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2004.
x, 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Summary note
  • Annotation "Provides a broad overview of the presidential nomination process through a detailed examination of its most significant components: money and media, polls and interest groups, Iowa and New Hampshire, the invisible primary and the formal primary calendar. Also showcases some of the most interesting work now being done on the politics of presidential selection."
  • Annotation This is the third in a series of books about the United States presidential nomination process and shares the same goals as its predecessors, In Pursuit of the White House and In Pursuit of the White House 2000. Mayer (political science, Northeastern U.) presents nine papers exploring significant components of the nomination process, including financing, incumbency, polling, and the role of organized labor. The only non-academic contributing to the proceedings is an editor Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who provides a discussion of the role of the press. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • The front-loading problem / Andrew E. Busch, William G. Mayer
  • Financing presidential nominations under the BCRA / Anthony Corrado, Heitor Gouvêa
  • The basic dynamics of the contemporary nomination process: an expanded view / William G. Mayer
  • How incumbent presidents run for reelection / Kathryn Dunn Tenpas
  • From resistance to adaptation: organized labor reacts to a changing nominating process / Taylor E. Dark III
  • The net and the nomination / Michael Cornfield, Jonah Seiger
  • Only a lunatic would do this kind of work: a journalist's perspective on the perspective of journalists / David M. Shribman
  • The perils of polling in New Hampshire / Andrew E. Smith
  • The emerging international trend toward open presidential primaries: the American presidential nomination process in comparative perspective / James A. McCann.
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  • 0742529193 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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