Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Forum

Publisher

Walter de Gruyter

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Much of the commentary in the wake of last month’s presidential election has focused on the magnitude and historic aspects of Barack Obama’s victory and the deteriorating economic environment in which it played out. Little thought has been given to the influence of foreign affairs in the election. Yet even in this year’s contest, which appears to lend considerable support to economic-based theories of elections, international events clearly played an important role by shaping the nomination process for both major parties and in Obama’s selection of Joseph Biden as his running mate.

DOI

10.2202/1540-8884.1273

Comments

View original published article at 10.2202/1540-8884.1273.

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