Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Second Edition (Paperback)
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Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Second Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 13/09/2011
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Thoroughly revised and updated, with an extensive analysis of the 2008 election, this book remains the best analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers.

"The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution."-Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine

"A wonderfully accessible discussion of every aspect of the system by which presidents are elected in the United States. . . . Edwards's book will be of interest to scholars and instructors focusing on the presidency (both currently and historically), as well as campaigns and elections."-David A. Dulio, Historian

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166491
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This crisp handbook . . . outlines the origins of the electoral college . . . and demonstrates the many ways it violates democratic norms."-New Yorker
"[An] excellent new book."-Timothy Noah, Slate
"Edwards offers a robust critique of the intricate device underpinning presidential elections. . . . A worthy, well-argued contribution to the debate."-Publishers Weekly
"Dispensing keen political insights as he goes, George Edwards punctures the fallacious arguments used by supporters of the electoral college whenever criticism of that splendid anachronism grows hot, as it once again has."-Jack Rakove, Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
"The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards has crafted an entirely new and up-to-date book. He provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution."-Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine
"The most exquisitely precise and thorough case ever made for abolition of the electoral college system and substitution of a direct vote."-Neal R. Peirce, from the foreword
"An argumentative treatise, based on solid empirical data and sound logic, this book should generate considerable debate-the kind that the country should have had following the election of 2000 and Bush v. Gore."-Stephen Wayne, Georgetown University

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