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Published: Dec 23 2019
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H. Gibbs Knotts and Jordan M. Ragusa
H. Gibbs Knotts is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston and codirects the American Politics Research Team. Along with Chris Cooper, he co-authored The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People. Knotts has published articles in the Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Social Forces, and Southern Cultures.
Jordan M. Ragusa is an associate professor of political science, codirects the American Politics Research Team, and is a research fellow in the Center for Public Choice and Market Process at the College of Charleston. His work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, Political Science Quarterly, Research and Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.
"Combining rich archival research with statistical analysis, Knotts and Ragusa offer a comprehensive look at South Carolina presidential primaries. An excellent primer for political practitioners and journalists, the book provides a compelling argument for why South Carolina enjoys an early spot on the presidential primary calendars of both parties."—Danielle Vinson, Furman University
"Knotts and Ragusa provide a thorough look at how South Carolina became the focal point of presidential primary elections, and why it remains such a critical stop on the presidential primary map for both Democrats and Republicans."—Former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges
"an excellent primer on the importance of South Carolina and, by extension, the South in selecting contemporary presidents."—Political Science Quarterly
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