Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary

Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary

by Bruce E. Cain

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107612266
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies in Election Law and Democracy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,011,964
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Bruce E. Cain is the Charles Louis Ducommun Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Political Science Department at Stanford University, California, where he is also the director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly works, he has also served as a consultant for state and local governments on constitutional and charter reform, campaign finance regulation, redistricting, and voting rights. He received the Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

1. The ascendancy of reform populism; 2. Reform pluralism; 3. How much transparency?; 4. Participation paradoxes; 5. Reform cycles; 6. Fair representation; 7. Raising the political ethics bar; 8. Election administration or policy?; 9. A blended reform agenda.

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