Presidential Election

Revisiting Social Science Space Articles on the Election

Social scientists have been as focused on the American presidential election as intently as all Americans and big proportion on the world at large. And as that impulse rippled through academe, Social Science Space was there to examine some of the wavelets lapping at social science’s shore.

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Interpreting Trump Through the Politics of Fear

Last year Ruth Wodak’s book on right-wing populist discourse, ‘The Politics of Fear,’ was published. In this Year of the Trump, she looks at how the US presidential candidate might have required adding a few pages to her work.

3 years ago
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A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

3 years ago
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How Much Do Campaigns (and Debates) Really Matter?

The American presidential campaign season, official and unofficial, seems essentially endless. But as the US enters the homestretch for 2016, Howard Silver wonders how much all this sound and fury really matters to voters

3 years ago
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Archived Webinar: Elections in America

What is the future of American political parties as we known them? Do Americans even care about the candidates’ positions? Do campaign visits and television ads really turn the dial in voting. Political scientists Larry Bartels, Lynn Vavreck and Gary Jacobsen — address these and other questions about the current presidential election in this archived webinar.

3 years ago
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