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xxxix, 1349 pages : maps ; 27 cm.
  • An introduction to the design of democratic institutions
  • The right to participate
  • The reapportionment revolution
  • The role of political parties
  • Money and politics
  • Vote dilution : constitutional approaches
  • The Voting Rights Act
  • Partisanship, race, and representation : the search for limits
  • Direct democracy
  • Remedial possibilities for defective elections
  • Alternative democratic structures.
This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition is the most significant revision in a decade. With the addition of Nathaniel Persily, the book now turns to a changed legal environment following such blockbuster Supreme Court decisions as Citizens United and Shelby County. This edition streamlines the coverage of the Voting Rights Act, expands the scope of coverage of campaign finance and political corruption issues, and turns to the new dispute over voter access to the ballot. The basic structure of the book continues to follow the historical development of the individual right to vote; current struggles over gerrymandering; the relationship of the state to political parties; the constitutional and policy issues surrounding campaign-finance reform; and the tension between majority rule and fair representation of minorities in democratic bodies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628102253 20160808
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7036-01, LAW-7036-01