Primary Election Reform and Congressional Elections

dc.contributor.committeeChairNokken, Timothy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcKenzie, Mark
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSievert, Joel
dc.creatorHolland, Timothy P.
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-20T19:59:50Z
dc.date.available2023-11-20T19:59:50Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.description.abstractPrimary elections in the United States have undergone enormous change in recent decades and reformers have continued to push for further changes. In this dissertation I seek to investigate how the differences among these primary elections affect both candidates and voters, with a particular focus on the top-two primary, which has been largely excluded from the previous literature. I evaluate the effect of primary elections systems on candidate ideology, electoral competition, and voter participation to determine what differences, if any, exist among these primary election systems. I find that significant differences in candidate ideology, electoral competition, and voter participation do exist among these primary election systems.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/96830
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.availabilityAccess is not restricted.
dc.subjectPrimary Elections
dc.titlePrimary Election Reform and Congressional Elections
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Science
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
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