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Electoral college reform [electronic resource] :challenges and possibilities / by Gary Bugh.

Contributor(s): Bugh, Gary.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Election law, politics, and theory: Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate Pub., c2010Description: 1 online resource (xix, 284 p.).ISBN: 9780754694922 (ebook); 0754694925 (ebook).Subject(s): Electoral college -- United States | Election law -- United States | Representative government and representation -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections | Election law | Electoral college | Representative government and representation | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 324.6/3/0973-dc22 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Approaching electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh -- Representation in congressional efforts to amend the presidential election system / Gary E. Bugh -- "Mere deception, a mere ignus fatus on the people of America" : lifting the veil on the electoral college / Michael T. Rogers -- "If the manner of it be not perfect" : thinking through electoral college reform / Michael J. Korzi -- Electoral college and democratic responsiveness / Jeffrey M. Stonecash -- Challenge of contemporary electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh -- Systemic biases affecting congressional voting on electoral college reform / Mark J. McKenzie -- Compact risk : some downsides to establishing national plurality presidential elections by contingent legislation / Brian J. Gaines -- Exploring the difficulties of electoral college reform at the state level : Maine and Nebraska lead the way / James P. Melcher -- Comparative presidential selection : a cautionary tale / Jody C. Baumgartner and Rhonda Evans Case -- Lobbying the electoral college : the potential for chaos / Robert M. Alexander -- Electoral college incentives and presidential actions : a case for reform? / Brenden J. Doherty -- Current electoral college reform efforts among the states / Robert W. Bennett -- Good, the better, the best : improving on the "acceptable" electoral college / Paul D. Schumaker -- Pipe dream or possibility? : amending the U.S. constitution to achieve electoral reform / Burdett A. Loomis -- Understanding electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh.
Summary: Why hasn't the United States reformed the Electoral College system, and how can it best do so? To address these questions, Electoral College Reform: Challenges and Possibilities brings together new essays by law professors and political scientists examining the reasons for reform, the issues surrounding a Constitutional amendment, the effect of the Electoral College on political campaigns and government policymaking, and the possibilities for extra-Constitutional avenues to change, including the courts and the state legislatures.
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Why hasn't the United States reformed the Electoral College system, and how can it best do so? To address these questions, Electoral College Reform: Challenges and Possibilities brings together new essays by law professors and political scientists examining the reasons for reform, the issues surrounding a Constitutional amendment, the effect of the Electoral College on political campaigns and government policymaking, and the possibilities for extra-Constitutional avenues to change, including the courts and the state legislatures.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Approaching electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh -- Representation in congressional efforts to amend the presidential election system / Gary E. Bugh -- "Mere deception, a mere ignus fatus on the people of America" : lifting the veil on the electoral college / Michael T. Rogers -- "If the manner of it be not perfect" : thinking through electoral college reform / Michael J. Korzi -- Electoral college and democratic responsiveness / Jeffrey M. Stonecash -- Challenge of contemporary electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh -- Systemic biases affecting congressional voting on electoral college reform / Mark J. McKenzie -- Compact risk : some downsides to establishing national plurality presidential elections by contingent legislation / Brian J. Gaines -- Exploring the difficulties of electoral college reform at the state level : Maine and Nebraska lead the way / James P. Melcher -- Comparative presidential selection : a cautionary tale / Jody C. Baumgartner and Rhonda Evans Case -- Lobbying the electoral college : the potential for chaos / Robert M. Alexander -- Electoral college incentives and presidential actions : a case for reform? / Brenden J. Doherty -- Current electoral college reform efforts among the states / Robert W. Bennett -- Good, the better, the best : improving on the "acceptable" electoral college / Paul D. Schumaker -- Pipe dream or possibility? : amending the U.S. constitution to achieve electoral reform / Burdett A. Loomis -- Conclusion: Understanding electoral college reform / Gary E. Bugh.

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