Ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, as part of The Ballpark media centre, the LSE US Centre has been producing a series of Election Explainer videos featuring LSE experts discussing a variety of important issues.
The Two Party System
Dr Nick Anstead of the LSE Department of Media and Communications discusses the history, evolution and the potential future of the two party system in American politics.
The Nomination Process
Derek Valles of the LSE Government Department discusses how the American political primary and presidential nomination systems work, and their history.
Dr Daniel Laurison of LSE Sociology looks at the history of voter eligibility in America and recent trends and changes to voting laws and voting rights.
Dr Jordi Blanes i Vidal of the LSE Department of Management discusses what lobbying is and how it works in Washington DC, including the ‘revolving door’ between lobbyists and public sector workers.
Dr Julia Gray of LSE’s International Relations Department discusses what trade deals are, their recent history, and who benefits and who loses from them in the economy.
Note: This article gives the views of the author, and not the position of USApp– American Politics and Policy, nor of the London School of Economics.
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