Is this Any Way to Run a Democratic Election?: Debating American Electoral Politics

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Houghton Mifflin, 2003 - Political Science - 230 pages
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Written by well known presidency scholar, Stephen Wayne, this brief text offers an overview of major issues concerning electoral politics and suggests ways to close the gap between democratic theory and political practice. Key topics include political participation, the role of money, the importance of political parties, and the role of the media.Each chapter begins with a "Did You Know That...? vignette of facts related to the chapter topic that provide a background for students.Each chapter contains discussion questions and topics for debate to encourage student reflection.

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Contents

THE POPULAR BASE OF AMERICAN ELECTORAL
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Who Doesnt Vote?
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Potential Solutions to the Nonvoting Problem
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Copyright

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