By Andreas Schedler
At the present time, electoral authoritarianism represents the most typical type of political regime within the constructing international - and the single we all know least approximately. Filling within the lacuna, this new publication offers state of the art learn at the inner dynamics of electoral authoritarian regimes. each one concise, jargon-free bankruptcy addresses a particular empirical puzzle at the foundation of cautious cross-national comparability. the result's a scientific, sincerely dependent examine of the interplay among rulers and competition events within the vital area of fight lower than electoral authoritarianism, the electoral battlefield.
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4. It might seem that this power to appoint nominees was unlikely to have mattered, given that committees could act only if all the candidates registered with their own party had lost to outsiders, an outcome that would seem to signal that the seat was a lost cause. In general, primary races with many candidates and/or many crossﬁlers seem not to have been very good predictors of subsequent general election results, and committee-appointed stand-ins who actually won were not unheard of. 5. Voting against cross-ﬁling in the Senate were seven of ten Democrats who had won Republican nominations in the 1958 primaries, and one of four Republicans who had won Democratic nominations.
The party chairmen don’t want you to have a choice unless it matches theirs. If all voters are allowed to participate, they fear they will lose their power, as will the hard-liners and special-interest groups who support them” (California Secretary of State 1996). To some extent, these arguments constitute a call for greater freedom for independents and moderates to split their tickets and cast votes across party lines. Since speciﬁc proponents named in the ballot pamphlet were identiﬁably nonpartisan (at least symbolically) and independent, their arguments for open primaries could be credible with such voters.
In short, the ability to cross-ﬁle and cultivate crossover support rendered primary elections more like general elections, where incumbents could successfully transcend partisan ties and were vulnerable only to concerted efforts by high-quality opponents. This general climate is precisely what the blanket system is supposed to deliver as well. Candidates able to craft appeals to all voters, not only those who share their party registration, can broaden their bases, encourage cross-party coalitions of moderates, take advantage of nonpartisan appeal and superior recognition, and so on.