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The Resource Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States, Dennis F. Thompson

Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States, Dennis F. Thompson

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Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States
Title
Just elections
Title remainder
creating a fair electoral process in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Dennis F. Thompson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 2000 election showed that the mechanics of voting, such as ballot design, can make a critical difference in the accuracy and fairness of our elections. But as Dennis F. Thompson shows, even more fundamental issues must be addressed to insure that our electoral system is just." "Thompson argues that three central democratic principles - equal respect, free choice, and popular sovereignty - underlie our electoral institutions and should inform any assessment of the justice of elections. Although we may all endorse these principles in theory, Thompson shows that in practice we disagree about their meaning and application. He shows how they create conflicts among basic values across a broad spectrum of electoral controversies, from disagreements about term limits and primaries to disputes about recounts and presidential electors." "Accessible and wide ranging, Just Elections masterfully weaves together the philosophical, legal, and political aspects of the electoral process. Anyone who wants to understand the deeper issues at stake in American elections and the consequences that follow them will need to read it."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Dennis F.
Dewey number
324.6/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.T47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Elections
  • Representative government and representation
  • Election districts
  • Election districts
  • Elections
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
  • Fairness
  • Wahlkreiseinteilung
  • Wahlsystem
  • USA
  • Elections
  • Circonscriptions électorales
  • Wahlkreiseinteilung
  • Wahlsystem
  • USA
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Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States, Dennis F. Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-244) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Electoral justice. Legitimacy ; Individual rights ; Fair competition ; Principles of electoral justice ; Deliberating about electoral justice -- [Pt.] I. Equal respect: why votes count. Casting votes ; Drawing districts ; Counting votes ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] II. Free choice: how voters decide. Selecting candidates ; Informing voters ; Financing campaigns ; Conclusions -- [Pt.] III. Popular sovereignty: who decides what votes count. Taking initiatives ; Deferring to state legislatures ; Empowering commissions ; Conclusion -- [Pt. IV.] Conclusion. Electoral deliberation. Justice and representation ; From principles to institutions ; Norms of electoral deliberation ; Forums of deliberation
Control code
ocm49558822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780226797632
Lccn
2002005405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49558822
  • (OCoLC)49558822
Label
Just elections : creating a fair electoral process in the United States, Dennis F. Thompson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Electoral justice. Legitimacy ; Individual rights ; Fair competition ; Principles of electoral justice ; Deliberating about electoral justice -- [Pt.] I. Equal respect: why votes count. Casting votes ; Drawing districts ; Counting votes ; Conclusion -- [Pt.] II. Free choice: how voters decide. Selecting candidates ; Informing voters ; Financing campaigns ; Conclusions -- [Pt.] III. Popular sovereignty: who decides what votes count. Taking initiatives ; Deferring to state legislatures ; Empowering commissions ; Conclusion -- [Pt. IV.] Conclusion. Electoral deliberation. Justice and representation ; From principles to institutions ; Norms of electoral deliberation ; Forums of deliberation
Control code
ocm49558822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780226797632
Lccn
2002005405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49558822
  • (OCoLC)49558822

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