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

Edited by: Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Heather K. Gerken, Michael S. Kang

ISBN13: 9781107662735
Published: July 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99

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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 is headed, but also suggest where it ought to go over the next two decades. The book thus provides intellectual guideposts for future scholarship and policymaking in American democracy.

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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.