The American Presidential Primaries: democracy and party politics

Nicolas Barreyre

Interview with Nicolas Barreyre, lecturer in history as EHESS

Once a month, as part of its "En temps réel" (real time) interview series, EHESS presents an e-researcher's perspective on a current topic, as a counterpoint to general media coverage.

This month, Nicolas Barreyre analyzes Bernie Sanders' victories in the Alaska, Hawaii and Washington State caucuses and places them in the historic context of the U.S. electoral system.

Nicolas Barreyre is lecturer at EHESS and a faculty fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center. His research focuses on the organization and forms of American government in the 19th century. In his book L'or et la liberté (Gold and Freedom), les Éditions de l'EHESS, 2014, he explores American political history in the context of its evolving geography and proposes a new interpretation of the post Civil War Reconstruction, bringing into play political economics, the concept of citizenship, and race relations.

Follow Nicolas Barreyre on Twitter: @NBarreyre.​