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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95
Fixing Elections shows our whole 18th-century Winner Take All political system, including the way we elect our legislatures. Steven Hill argues our geographic-based, Winner Take All political system is at the root of many of our worst political problems, including poor minority and majority representation, low voter turnout, expensive mudslinging campaigns,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99
From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 50.00
This work provides an examination of the people, forces, and events that have shaped the right, opportunities, and value of the vote in America from 1715 to the 21st century. It focuses on various legal, constitutional, and social barriers, and on what controversies still remain. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00
Campaign and Election Reform deals with a large range of issues related to this topic. It examines important questions such as how candidates raise campaign funds and what contributors expect from them in return; whether there should be legal limits on how much money candidates can raise or spend; and the role of corporations, unions, and other well-funded... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 37.00
Saltman traces the evolution of voting technology in the USA, from voice to digital, highlighting how the antiquated systems in use today are a legacy of the industrial revolution of the Nineteenth-century and the early computer revolution of the 1950s and analyses the current day situation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95
Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness ? a centerpiece to the American way of life ? through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How does voting for a losing candidate affect voters?... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70
At a time when campaign finance reform is widely viewed as synonymous with cleaning up Washington and promoting political equality, Bradley Smith, a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance reform, argues that all restriction on campaign giving should be eliminated. In Unfree Speech , he presents a bold, convincing argument for the repeal... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 54.05
This companion guide to the celebrated How Congress Works delivers a solid, broad-based introduction to how American voters elect their representatives. Historical perspective covers how the process has changed throughout our country's history, as one barrier to voting after another has fallen to pressure for wider suffrage. more...