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Barton Article on Alaska’s Nonpartisan Primary System Published in Governing

October 30, 2023


Richard Barton

Richard Barton

"Does Alaska Have a Solution for Our National Political Dysfunction?," written by Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Governing. 

Barton argues that Alaska's new election system, which combines nonpartisan primaries and instant-runoff general election voting, makes elections more competitive and encourages cooperative governance.

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