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Smarter Ballots Electoral Realism and Reform

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ISBN-10: 3030130304

ISBN-13: 9783030130305

Edition: 2019

Authors: J. S. Maloy

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This book presents a new democratic theory of election reform, using the tradition of political realism to interrogate and synthesize findings from global elections research and voting theory. In a world of democratic deficits and uncivil societies, political researchers and reformers should prioritize creating smarter ballots before smarter voters. Many democracies' electoral systems impose a dilemma of disempowerment which traps voters between the twin dangers of vote-splitting and "lesser evil" choices, restricting individual expression while degrading systemic accountability. The application of innovative conceptual tools to comparative empirical analysis and previous experimental…    
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Publication date: 6/19/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 229
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

J. S. Maloy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches courses in political theory and American constitutional law and writes on a wide range of topics in the history of political thought. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and educated at Brown University (philosophy), the University of Cambridge (history) and Harvard University (political science).