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About the article
Soren Jordan is a PhD Candidate at Texas A&M University. He specializes in American politics and Methodology. His dissertation examines the consequences of mass and elite polarization for the lawmaking process in the US Congress.
Clayton McLaughlin Webb
Clayton McLaughlin Webb is a PhD Candidate at Texas A&M University. He specializes in International Relations and Methodology. His dissertation looks at the domestic political and economic consequences of US economic sanctions.
B. Dan Wood
B. Dan Wood is a Professor and Cornerstone Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the concept of democratic responsiveness of American political institutions, especially the presidency. His most recent publications include two books with Cambridge University Press entitled Presidential Saber Rattling: Causes and Consequences (2012) and The Myth of Presidential Representation (recipient of the 2010 Richard Neustadt Award). His current research evaluates the causes and consequences of party polarization in the American system.
Published Online: 2014-05-08
Published in Print: 2014-04-01
The actual 2012 platform hearings for the Democratic Party can be viewed on C-SPAN at http://www.c-span.org/Events/Democrats-Draft-Platform-for-National-Convention/10737432897/
The actual 2012 Republican platform hearings can be viewed on C-SPAN at http://www.c-span.org/Events/Platform-Cmte-Sends-Platform-to-GOP-Convention-Delegates/10737433193-5/