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- Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 31.99
There is a growing realization that many of the problems afflicting American elections can be traced to the electoral system itself, in particular to our winner-take-all approach to electing officials. Douglas Amy demonstrates that switching to proportional representation elections -- the voting system used in most other Western democracies, by which... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
Though the Declaration of Independence stated that ?all men are created equal,? married women and girls in the early days of the United States had few rights. For better or worse, their lives were controlled by their husbands and fathers. Married women could not own property, and few girls were educated beyond reading and simple math. Women could not... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of African Americans in the American polity. Southern... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 39.99
This book addresses the peculiarities of the current presidential election system not yet addressed in other publications. It argues that any rules for electing a President that may have a chance to replace the current ones should provide an equal representation of states as equal members of the Union, and of the nation as a whole. This book analyzes... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99
Exposes felon disenfranchisement as one of the most important, yet little known, threats to the health of American democracy. This book reveals the centrality of racial factors in the origins of these laws, and their impact on politics, election outcomes, and public policy. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 59.99
Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote in America. While challenging assumptions, on both sides of the debate, the book ultimately concludes that non-citizen voting is not currently... more...
Of the People, by the People, for the People: Documentary Record of Voting Rights and Electoral ReformABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00
In this book, primary source documents, including Constitutional provisions, federal and state laws, and U.S. court decisions, explain our voting rights and show how the law governs disputed elections and electoral reforms. more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 39.95
Wyoming became the first American state to adopt female suffrage in 1869--a time when no country permitted women to vote. When the last Swiss canton enfranchised women in 1990, few countries barred women from the polls. Why did pro-suffrage activists in the United States and Switzerland have such varying success? Comparing suffrage campaigns in forty-eight... more...