October 15, 2012

Military Campaigns: Veterans’ Endorsements and Presidential Elections

By James Golby, Kyle Dropp, and Peter Feaver

In Military Campaigns: Veterans' Endorsements and Presidential Elections, published by the Center for a New American Security, experts Dr. James Golby, Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy; Kyle Dropp, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford University; and Dr. Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, examine whether military endorsements impact a campaign's ability to secure votes. The authors conclude that military endorsements are significant, but only in a close race. Moreover, they conclude that military endorsements may have unintended consequences on the public's perception of the military as a nonpartisan entity.  

  • James Golby

  • Kyle Dropp

  • Peter Feaver

    Duke University

    Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is the Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the Triangle Institute ...

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