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Has The Top Two Primary Elected More Moderates?
Eric McGhee, Boris Shor
AbstractThe Top Two primary is one of the most interesting and closely-watched political reforms in the United States in recent years. This radically open primary system removes much of the formal...
Regulating Campaigns Online
In "The American Interest", Nate Persily discusses the challenge of applying current regulatory frameworks to the world of online campaigns and digital technology. Campaign regulations were created...
Electoral Systems and Polarization
In an article in "The American Interest", Larry Diamond advocates electoral system reforms, including top-two and ranked-choice voting, as a potential antidote to partisan polarization. Such reforms...
Polarization and Partisanship
In an article in the American Interest, Didi Kuo argues that understanding the causes of polarization -- whether rooted in a polarized electorate, or rooted in the ideological extremism of campaign...
Electoral Integrity in the United States
Stephen J. Stedman
Stephen Stedman argues in 'The American Interest" that efforts to improve American electoral integrity through reforms such as non-partisan election administration can protect the vote and restore...
Transparency and Governance
Bruce E. Cain
Politics of Budgeting
Solutions to Political Polarization in America
Conference Report: Lobbying and Campaign Finance [November 2014]
Conference Report: Electoral Systems Reform in the U.S. [Mar. 2014]
Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary
Bruce E. Cain
Conference Report: Comparative Budget Policy: Lessons for Reform in the United States [May 2014]