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Is Electoral Reform the Cure for What Ails American Politics?

Is Electoral Reform the Cure for What Ails American Politics?
Bruce Cain, Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences; Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
 

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the United States. The workshop brought together a number of scholars of American electoral institutions, practitioners working to implement electoral reforms, and experts on electoral systems reforms in advanced democracies. The workshop examined how different electoral systems options have worked in other countries, and what the implications of similar reforms might be in the United States.

 

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Bruce Cain, Is Electoral Reform the Cure for What Ails American Politics