Is this Any Way to Run a Democratic Election?: Debating American Electoral Politics
Appropriate as a supplement for American government or election courses, this text offers an overview of major issues in electoral politics. Some of the key topics examined include political participation, the role of money and the media, and the importance of political parties.
Divided into nine chapters, "American Electoral Politics evaluates the degree to which American elections are democratic and suggests ways to close the gap between theory and political practice.Each chapter opens with a compelling vignette of a United States election.Pedagogy includes an end-of-chapter exercise, class discussion questions, and web site addresses for further exploration.The text offers suggested readings and an end-of-text glossary.Stephen J. Wayne is a respected presidency scholar and has advised many elected officials.