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Barbara Norrander

Barbara Norrander has been a professor at the University of Arizona since 1990 and has a doctorate from Ohio State University. Her teaching and research focus is on American politics with specializations in elections, public opinion and political parties. She is the author of "The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics" and co-editor with Clyde Wilcox of "Understanding Public Opinion, 3rd edition." Recent articles include "Open Versus Closed Primaries and the Ideological Composition of Presidential Primary Electorates," co-authored with Jay Wendland, “Minority Group Opinion in the U.S. States,” co-authored with Sylvia Manzano; “Public Support for Presidential Nomination Reform" and “The Gender Gap in Latin American: Contextual and Individual influences on Gender and Political Participation,” co-authored with Scott Desposato.

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The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases and Strengths in U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 3rd edition
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Taylor and Francis
August 2019
ISBN 9780367274948
240 pages
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The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. More/less

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