The tyranny of the majority: fundamental fairness in representative democracy

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Free Press, 1995 - History - 324 pages
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At last...the public hearing she was denied...These essays reveal keen powers of analysis applied to some of the most obdurate problems that bedevil electoral politics. Anyone who cares about the mechanisms of democracy should be engaged by her tough-minded explorations. It doesn't matter where you think you stand: it's all here, to argue or agree with.

-- Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Lani Guinier's fascinating book is a prophetic intervention into a public conversation we desperately need to rejuvenate. There is no doubt that her powerful voice will produce good consequences for our nation and world.

-- Cornel West, Author of Race Matters

Intriguing and desperately needed...

-- The San Francisco Chronicle

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About the author (1995)

Lani Guinie lectures widely on issues of civil rights, social justice, and democracy. Currently Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, she will join the faculty at Harvard Law School, beginning in Fall 1998. The author of "The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy" and coauthor of "Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law Schools and Institutional Change, " she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son.