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Turnout and Partisanship in Tennessee Elections
Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State
  • Lillard E. Richardson, Jr., University of Missouri
  • Grant W. Neeley, University of Dayton
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-1998
Abstract
To understand the forces shaping current Tennessee politics, we discuss two fundamental concepts of Tennessee's electoral system: voting turnout and partisanship. These two concepts are easily illustrated by two questions. First, how many people participate in elections in the state? Second, whom do Tennesseans elect to represent them? While we use a historical perspective to inform the analysis, we are generally more interested in the forces shaping politics in Tennessee today.
Inclusive pages
92-105
ISBN/ISSN
9780826513093
Document Version
Published Version
Comments

Chapter 7 is provided for download with the permission of Vanderbilt University Press. Permission documentation is on file. Citation information for the book:

  • Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State, edited by John R. Vile and Mark Byrnes.
Publisher
Vanderbilt University Press
Place of Publication
Nashville, TN
Citation Information
Lillard E. Richardson and Grant W. Neeley. "Turnout and Partisanship in Tennessee Elections" Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/grant_neeley/21/