About the Author
Paul R. Abramson is professor of political science at Michigan State University. He is coauthor of Value Change in Global Perspective (1995) and author of Political Attitudes in America (1983), The Political Socialization of Black Americans (1977), and Generational Change in American Politics (1975). Along with John H. Aldrich and David W. Rohde he is coauthor of thirteen additional books on presidential and congressional elections published by CQ Press.
John H. Aldrich is Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He is author of Why Parties? (1995) and Before the Convention (1980). He is a past president of both the Southern Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association. In 2001 he was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
David W. Rohde is professor of political science and director of the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program at Duke University. He is author of Parties and Leaders in the Postreform House (1991), coeditor of Home Style and Washington Work (1989), and coauthor of Supreme Court Decision Making (1976).