Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process

Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process : Recurring Puzzles in American Democracy

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This book offers a critical re-evaluation of three fundamental and interlocking themes in American democracy: the relationship between race and politics, the performance and reform of election systems and the role of courts in regulating the political process. This edited volume features contributions from some of the leading voices in election law and social science. The authors address the recurring questions for American democracy and identify new challenges for the twenty-first century. They not only consider where current policy and scholarship are headed, but also suggest where they ought to go over the next two decades. The book thus provides intellectual guideposts for future scholarship and policy making in American democracy.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 15 b/w illus. 22 tables
  • 1139007475
  • 9781139007474

Table of contents

1. The future of elections scholarship Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Heather K. Gerken and Michael S. Kang; Part I. Race and Politics: Overview Jennifer Hochschild; 2. Voting rights: the next generation Rick Pildes; 3. The reconstruction of voting rights Pamela S. Karlan; 4. Explaining perceptions of competitive threat in a multi-racial context Vincent L. Hutchings, Cara Wong, James Jackson and Ronald Brown; Part II. Courts and the Regulation of the Electoral Process: Overview David Schleicher; 5. The institutional turn in election law scholarship Heather K. Gerken and Michael S. Kang; 6. Judges as political regulators: evidence and options for institutional change Richard L. Hasen; 7. Empirical legitimacy and election law Christopher Elmendorf; 8. Judging democracy's boundaries Samuel Issacharoff; Part III. Election Performance and Reform: Overview Alex Keyssar; 9. New directions in the study of voter mobilization Alan Gerber; 10. Popular election monitoring Archon Fung; 11. Democracy in the United States, 2020 and beyond: how can scholarly research shape a vision and help to realize it? Ned Foley; 12. Partisanship, public opinion and redistricting Joshua Fougere, Stephen Ansolabehere and Nathaniel Persily; 13. Conclusion: more or less: searching for regulatory balance Bruce Cain.show more