Chapter

Learning from Our Mistakes

in The Race to 270

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226751337
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226751368 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226751368.003.0006
Learning from Our Mistakes

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This chapter briefly reviews the main results of the empirical chapters and then returns to the curious relationship between academics and consultants. Initially, it considers the “mistakes” made by the campaigns and by political scientists in 2000 and 2004. Ostensibly, this exercise refocuses attention on the different perspectives of practitioners and scholars, highlighting the shortcomings of both. It concludes with a broader discussion of what the future may hold with respect to both trends in campaigning and scholarly analyses of these campaigns.

Keywords: academics; consultants; presidential campaigns; campaigning

Chapter.  14462 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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