American Elections Academic Symposium, 2017

Broken: Barriers, Parties, and Conventional Wisdom in 2016  

On March 18, 2017, Saint Anselm College hosted the third academic symposium in its American Election series. This year's conference, entitled Broken: Barriers, Parties, and the Conventional Wisdom in 2016 explored the dynamics of the 2016 elections, including trends at the national and state levels, focusing on how this election broke new ground and turned the convention wisdom on its head. The conference was held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, which has served as ground zero for New Hampshire's first-in-the nation primary. The symposium format was designed to facilitate feedback and discussion; therefore participants were invited to attend the full day of sessions.

Conference presentations focused on: 1) What is the conventional wisdom on the topic; and, 2) Did the conventional wisdom hold in 2016.

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Forthcoming Books

Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections
Edited by Tauna S. Sisco, Jennifer C. Lucas, and Christopher J. Galdieri
Release Date: September 29, 2017
University of Akron Press
Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections
   
Races, Reforms, & Policy: Implications of the 2014 Midterm Elections
Edited by Tauna S. Sisco, Jennifer C. Lucas, and Christopher J. Galdieri
Release Date: September 30, 2017
University of Akron Press
Races, Reforms, & Policy: Implications of the 2014 Midterm Elections