In 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy Steven Hill addresses the problems plaguing the US political system, outlining his ten-step program to improve American democracy. He proposes specific reforms to give voters more choices at the ballot box, boost voter turnout, reduce Senate 'filibustering' and end excessive corporate dominance. In the face of mounting cynicism about the US political system, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy is a refreshing blueprint for how to resurrect the Founders' democratic vision. It will change the way you think about US politics.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Steven Hill is the former Director of the Political Reform Program of the New America Foundation and co-founder of the Center for Voting and Democracy. His articles and commentaries have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Ms., Salon.com, and American Prospect.
His previous book, Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics, has been called by author Michael Lind “the most important book on American democracy that has come out in many years.” He has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News, National Public Radio, and numerous radio and television programs across the nation and in Europe.
In 2004, he managed the successful campaign to pass instant runoff voting for Board of Supervisors elections in San Francisco. “More recently, he also helped organize the successful effort to establish public financing for the city’s mayoral campaigns.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Hendrik Hertzberg Introduction Double Trouble: The Political Collapse That Preceded the Economic Collapse One Secure the Vote Two Expand Voter Participation Three Increase Voter Choice with Instant Runoff Voting Four Scrap Winner-Take-All Elections Five Direct Election of the President Six Overhaul the US Senate Seven Reclaim the Airwaves Eight Minimize Money's Role Nine Reform the Supreme Court Ten Restore Faith in Government: "Government Is Good for You" Conclusion Renewing the American Republic Notes Acknowedgments Index About the Author