Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election? (5th Revised edition)

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election? (5th Revised edition)

By: Stephen J. Wayne (author)Paperback

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The 2012 election is over, but the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral system continues. The courts are dealing with the alleged discriminatory impact of voter ID requirements on minority voters; privacy and vote manipulation are concerns as political campaigns utilize new technology to target voters; the news media are contending with harsh public criticism of their elections coverage; the campaign finance floodgates were opened with vast resources spent on negative advertising; and the Electoral College continues to undermine a national, democratic electoral system-Is this any way to run a democratic election? This fully updated fifth edition answers that important question by looking at both recent events and recent scholarship focused on the democratic electoral process, including new data and timely illustrations from the 2012 elections.

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Stephen J. Wayne is a well-known author and lecturer on the American presidency and electoral politics. A professor of government at Georgetown University since 1988 and a Washington-based "insider" for more than 40 years, Wayne has written or edited 12 books and authored over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews that have appeared in professional journals, scholarly compilations, newspapers, and magazines. At Georgetown, Wayne teaches courses on the presidency, elections, and psychology and politics. Wayne is frequently quoted by White House journalists and regularly appears on television and radio news shows. He lectures widely at home and abroad to international visitors, college students, federal executives, and business leaders. He has testified before Congress on the subject of presidential elections and governance and before Democratic and Republican party advisory committees on the presidential nomination processes. He participated in transition projects for the National Academy of Public Administration and the Presidency Research Group.


1. Democratic Elections: What's the Problem? 2. Popular Base of American Electoral Politics 3. How Representative Are American Elections? 4. Has Money Corrupted Our Electoral Process? 5. News Media: Watchdog or Pit Bull? 6. Are American Parties Still Representative? 7. The Nomination Process: Whose Is It Anyway? 8. Campaign Communications: How Much Do They Matter? 9. Elections and Government: A Tenuous Connection

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781452205656
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781452205656
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1452205655
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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