Analytical Essay #2


Reflectin” rel=”nofollow”>ing on the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, the authors of the text assert: “The events of 2016 also raised major questions about the future of America’s political parties and the
viability of America’s electoral processes” (Gin” rel=”nofollow”>insberg et. al. 2017: 233). In an essay, describe the roles that political parties and candidate characteristics play in” rel=”nofollow”>in mobilizin” rel=”nofollow”>ing electoral
participation in” rel=”nofollow”>in contemporary U.S. elections and analyze how in” rel=”nofollow”>individual characteristics of voters (such as socioeconomic status), political socialization, electoral laws, and electoral rules
in” rel=”nofollow”>influence votin” rel=”nofollow”>ing likelihood. Where possible use examples from the 2012, 2014, and 2016 campaigns for national office discussed in” rel=”nofollow”>in the assigned text and in” rel=”nofollow”>in the lectures/video supplements.
I expect you to write your essay based on the assigned readin” rel=”nofollow”>ings, on class forums, and on lectures and other video materials presented on the web site. I do not expect you to supplement these
sources with outside research. Please don’t use outside sources!
Please make sure that you cite from all the required sources. That is, at least one citin” rel=”nofollow”>ing from the book, one citin” rel=”nofollow”>ing from the forum, one citin” rel=”nofollow”>ing from the lecture and one citin” rel=”nofollow”>ing from the video.
I also expect you to provide appropriate citations to your sources. If this is the text, you should use parenthetical endnotin” rel=”nofollow”>ing with specific page references (e.g. Gin” rel=”nofollow”>insberg, et. al. 2014: 41). If
you are citin” rel=”nofollow”>ing a lecture, you should provide the lecture number. Videos should be named usin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the title from the web page. Please cite forum posts by the author’s name and the date of the post.
Readin” rel=”nofollow”>ing:
Gin” rel=”nofollow”>insberg, et al., chapters 5 – 11
Video:” rel=”nofollow”>—nate-silver-extended-in” rel=”nofollow”>interview—not-coordin” rel=”nofollow”>inatin” rel=”nofollow”>ing-with-stephen-colbert—issue-ads—trevor-potter


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