1 Article by: Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden is professor of political science at Stanford University, the director of the Stanford Spatial Social Science Lab, and author of the 2019 book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide.

Why the Left Loses Elections

The uneven geography of economic development and a “winner-take-all” system make our electoral system stacked against left-wing parties. But that doesn’t mean leftists living under that system can’t still win.