James W. Ceaser

James W. Ceaser is Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. His many books on U.S. politics include Presidential Selection: Theory and Development (1979) and Designing a Polity: America’s Constitution in Theory and Practice (2010).

April 2017, Volume 28, Issue 2

The 2016 U.S. Election: The Nomination Game

Since the 1970s, the U.S. presidential-nomination system has become more democratic, making primary elections crucial, reducing the influence of political parties, and making it easier for outsiders to win.