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Biographies Seth Masket

A professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, Seth Masket is the 2018 Kluge Chair American Law and Governance and the author of “The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How They Weaken Democracy.” He teaches and researches on political parties, state legislatures, and campaigns and elections. He is a regular contributor to Pacific Standard, Vox’s “Mischiefs of Faction,” and FiveThirtyEight. Masket is currently working on a book project External, “Learning from Loss: The Democrats, 2016-2020,” examining Democratic Party activists’ interpretations of and reactions to the 2016 election. This project seeks to catch a party, broadly defined, in the act of answering three key questions: 1) What went wrong in the last election? 2) How can that be prevented in the next election? 3) Whom should be nominated for president? As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center he is gathering some historical evidence of national parties’ reactions to losing campaigns.

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