Gideon Rahat

Gideon Rahat is a lecturer in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studies democratic institutions, political parties, and the politics of electoral reform. He has coauthored articles on candidate selection for Party Politics and the Journal of Legislative Studies.

January 2007, Volume 18, Issue 1

Candidate Selection: The Choice Before the Choice

Voters casting ballots are an indispensable element of free government, but who decides which names go on those ballots? Although methods of candidate selection have received surprisingly little study by political scientists, they merit the attention of students of democracy everywhere.