Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner Take All Politics (Paperback)Steven Hill (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
-Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, "The New Yorker
""Fixing Elections is the most important book on American democracy that has come out in many years."
-Michael Lind, author of "Made In Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics
"In this powerfully argued and engaging book, Steven Hill successfully demonstrates how our Winner-Take-All electoral system produces highly undemocratic results. His work should inspire serious and widespread discussion of alternative electoral arrangements that are far more democratic and have long been employed in almost all of the other advanced democratic countries."
-Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale University
""Fixing Elections is a provocative reminder that we desperately need to re-invigorate our democracy. By cataloguing the elements of the crisis facing our divided polity, from orphaned voters to a far-reaching political depression, Steven Hill shows how crucial it is to explore the unfairness of our electoral system's underlying structure rather than simply working to reform the mechanics of voting."
-Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard University
"What's wrong with politics in America? What explains our abysmal voter turnouts -- down, according to one international study, to 138th in the world, sandwiched between Botswana and Chad? Why are vast segments of the country political wastelands for one party or the other?Why are somany million voters "orphaned" in states where the candidates they prefer are likely never to win? Political analyst Steven Hill offers up a single answer in his new book, "Fixing Elections --it's the winner-take-all system of elections."
-Neal Peirce, "Houston Chronicle