527 Committees and the Political Party Network

Posted: 31 Aug 2009

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Richard M. Skinner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Seth E. Masket

University of Denver

David A. Dulio

Oakland University

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Date Written: August, 30 2009

Abstract

We investigate the links between 527s and other political organizations through the employment histories of 527 staff. We find that 527s are highly central to modern political party networks and are in positions to facilitate coordination within a party and to employ key party personnel. Further, we find important differences between the networks charted out by the two major parties. The Republican Party, the majority party during the period under study, had a more hierarchical network than the Democratic Party did.

Keywords: 527s, parties, social networks

Suggested Citation

Skinner, Richard M. and Masket, Seth E. and Dulio, David A., 527 Committees and the Political Party Network (August, 30 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1464509

Richard M. Skinner

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David A. Dulio

Oakland University ( email )

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