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The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000: A History and Reference Guide (Hardback)
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The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000: A History and Reference Guide (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/05/2003
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This all-in-one reference guide will help students, researchers, and interested readers make sense of the infamous election of 2000. Following an overview of the 2000 presidential race, five essays spotlight separate issues related to the race and its outcome. Biographical entries cover major players in the story. Primary documents from court cases show the actual wording of the legal decisions. Millions of U.S. citizens can easily operate ATMs, yet elections for the nation's highest office still involve manual ballot counting, punch cards, and dangling chads. Why? This all-in-one reference guide will help students, researchers, and interested readers make sense of the infamous election of 2000. Following an overview of the 2000 presidential race, five essays spotlight separate issues related to the race and its outcome. Biographical entries cover major players in the story. Primary documents from court cases show the actual wording of the legal decisions, and Dover considers into the political and legal issues behind the actions and rulings. Additional essays consider the role of federalism in national elections and the relevance of the Electoral College itself. The potential long-term consequences of the election are examined. Will there be sweeping changes in future presidential elections? In what areas will they appear? Finally, an annotated bibliography selects and reviews the most important responses written about the election. This guide is indispensable to anyone wanting to make sense of this perplexing historical event and electoral politics in the United States.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313323195
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 20 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000 is a focused and robust history of that controversial balloting....offers a clear, concise source of facts, informed analysis, statistics, primary source material, historical background, and insightful discussion to satisfy the needs of students and researchers in political science and the curiosities of anyone who'd like a better understanding of what happened during those 37 odd days of American history."-Against the Grain
"[W]ill be of great use to any high school or college teacher of American government since the controversies of the 2000 election concern central features of the American political system. Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries. General readers through faculty."-Choice
"This is a timely and well-organized book by a respected professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Administration....Dover covers the electoral college, legal issues and court cases, political issues, and long term significance of the 2000 election....This is a useful and effective book from a noted publisher. Recommended."-Library Media Connection
"In his tightly written text, the author explains how the antiquated butterfly ballot caused confusion in the voting booth and precipitated demands for recounts and a seeming reversal in the court's history of expanding voter participation....Biographical profiles, a chronology of events, charts, and an annotated bibliography add to the usefulness of this indispensable reference tool."-School Library Journal
"�W�ill be of great use to any high school or college teacher of American government since the controversies of the 2000 election concern central features of the American political system. Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries. General readers through faculty."-Choice
?[W]ill be of great use to any high school or college teacher of American government since the controversies of the 2000 election concern central features of the American political system. Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries. General readers through faculty.?-Choice
?This is a timely and well-organized book by a respected professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Administration....Dover covers the electoral college, legal issues and court cases, political issues, and long term significance of the 2000 election....This is a useful and effective book from a noted publisher. Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?In his tightly written text, the author explains how the antiquated butterfly ballot caused confusion in the voting booth and precipitated demands for recounts and a seeming reversal in the court's history of expanding voter participation....Biographical profiles, a chronology of events, charts, and an annotated bibliography add to the usefulness of this indispensable reference tool.?-School Library Journal
?The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000 is a focused and robust history of that controversial balloting....offers a clear, concise source of facts, informed analysis, statistics, primary source material, historical background, and insightful discussion to satisfy the needs of students and researchers in political science and the curiosities of anyone who'd like a better understanding of what happened during those 37 odd days of American history.?-Against the Grain

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