This book lifts lessons from the fascinating history of party nominations in the United States, suggests some conclusions about present inadequacies, proposes a new concept or philosophy, and recommends new principles in the nominating process.
1. Bosses at Work 2. Participatory Disorder 3. Hail the Conventions 4. Bosses and Dark Horses 5. Bosses and Upset Applecarts 6. The Deliberative Convention 7. Representative Delegates 8. Bosses Versus Primaries 9. Distorted Voice 10. Danger of Democracy 11. Open Gate 12. Are Political Parties Expendable? 13. Primaries Unlimited 14. Thinking Delegates 15. Where To?