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Reforming the Republic: Democratic Institutions for the New America (Real Politics in America)by Todd Donovan
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This book offers a general discussion of a wide range of political reforms by addressing how the American political system would be different if various reforms were adopted. Advocating a wide menu of proposals and weighing their good and bad effects, this book does not attempt exhaustive analysis of a single topic. Rather, it gives general introductions to each issue. It examines some of the most important rules that shape America's electoral landscape, assembling the best evidence available to anticipate what would happen if certain rules were changed. Designed to make readers think and analyze the current electoral status quo in the U.S., this book covers electoral reform and American politics, the public's attitudes, problems with congressional elections, electing the Congress and the President, ballot selection, campaign finance, and the mechanics of running an election. An appropriate and thought-provoking book for any reader who wonders about the current electoral process in the U.S., and is interested in learning about the possible effects of the current reform movement.
Table of Contents
1. Electoral Reform and American Politics.
2. Is America's System of Elections Broke? The Public's Attitudes.
3. Pathologies of Congressional Elections.
4. Electing the Congress.
5. Electing the President.
6. The Nomination Process, or Who Gets on the Ballot.
7. Direct Democracy.
8. Campaign Finance.
9. The Mechanics of Running Elections.
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