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Professor Nicol Rae: Parties Decide. Except When They Don’t. The 2016 US Election

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)

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Parties Decide. Except When They Don’t. The 2016 US Election

Thursday 29th September 2016

The Business School, Auditorium

5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

 

In recent scholarship on American parties and presidential elections a prevailing assumption has been that Democratic and Republican party elites are the premier decision makers in presidential nominating politics. The 2016 presidential nominating process yielded two widely divergent outcomes. While the Democratic party’s nomination process clearly confirmed the “Party Decides” thesis, the Republican party’s nominating process has clearly refuted it. This presentation will examine the reasons for these outcomes together with some reflections on the future direction of the two major US parties and the US party system.

 

Professor Nicol Rae, Dean of the College of Letters and Science, Montana State University

Nicol Rae serves as the Dean of the College of Letters and Science at Montana State University and is a professor of political science. Before taking up his post at MSU in 2013, Dr. Rae served as the Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University. He began his career in 1988 and was chair of the Department of Political Science at FIU from 1999-2005. His scholarship is often cited, and his research interests focus on American national political institutions, comparative political parties and party systems, European government and politics, and conservative politics. Dr. Rae holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford University and an MA in politics from the University of Edinburgh (1982).

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The Business School
29 Buccleuch Place
EH8 9JS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)


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