Presidential Elections in the South : Putting 2008 in Political Context
You can't win the presidency without winning the South, or so the saying goes-but what does ""winning the South"" actually entail? How is the southern electoral landscape distinct? Presidential Elections in the South offers a comprehensive examination of the trends driving election outcomes in the region since 1948. The authors assess the electoral significance of everything from religious conservatism, racial bias, and demographic change to party identification, challenger quality, and nomination rules at the primary level. Each chapter traces the importance of a particular issue over time, then investigates how that issue played out in the 2008 presidential election. Incorporating a thoughtful analysis of overarching themes, the book highlights unique regional dynamics within a broad national context.
- Hardback | 291 pages
- 154 x 230 x 22mm | 539.77g
- 15 Jul 2011
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
About Branwell Dubose Kapeluck
Branwell DuBose Kapeluck is an associate professor of Political Science at the Citadel. Laurence W. Moreland and Robert P. Steed are professors of Political Science at the Citadel and editors of the Presidential Election in the South series that began in 1984 through the Citadel Project on the South.||Robert P. Steed is professor of political science at The Citadel. Laurence W. Moreland is professor of political science at The Citadel. Steed and Moreland have coedited fourteen books, including, most recently, The 2000 Presidential Election in the South: Partisanship and Southern Party Systems in the 21st Century.