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"Party Transformation in Congressional Primaries"

Primary elections are commonly said to contribute to partisan polarization in Congress, yet those who vote in them have been shown to be non-ideological. This talk explains how the process through which candidates run for Congress fundamentally changed in the twentyfirst century. These changes contributed to party transformation in Congress. Primaries are commonly said to drive polarization because of the people who vote in them. Dr. Cowburn shows instead that the nomination process exacerbates polarization through the influence of elite party actors incentivizing candidates to adopt more ideological behavior.
Time
Tuesday, 21.11.23 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Topic
"Party Transformation in Congressional Primaries"
Speaker
Dr. Mike Cowburn
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Location
IAAK, Rabinstr. 8
Room
SR 6
Reservation
not required
Organizer
North American Studies, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.
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