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Election Reform: Politics and Policy is the definitive work on the manner in which policymakers responded to the crisis that emerged from the 2000 presidential election. Editors Daniel Palazzolo and James Ceaser address two fundamental questions: How did the states and Congress respond to the problems in election law and administration that became apparent in the 2000 election? What factors explain the variety of ways in which different states responded? The book includes a theoretical framework for explaining election reform, an account of the Help America Vote Act, and in-depth studies of election law reform in eleven selected states. Anyone interested in the election crisis of 2000 and in the lessons learned from a major transformation of our electoral institutions will find this book essential reading. The book also contributes to the academic literature on policy innovation in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739107966
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/26/2004
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Daniel J. Palazzolo is associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond. James W. Ceaser is professor of politics at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

1 Section I: Introduction 2 Election Reform After the 2000 Election 3 HAVA and the States 4 Section II: Leading Major Reform States 5 Goodbye Chads, Butterfly Ballots, Overvotes and Recount Ruckuses! Election Reform in Florida, 2000 to 2003 6 Entrepreneurial Leadership and Election Reform in Georgia, 2001 to 2003 7 Maryland: Policy Entrepreneurship in a One-Party State 8 Section III: Incremental Change States 9 Idaho: Election Reform at the Margins 10 Election Reform in Virginia: Deliberation and Incremental Change 11 California: Low Tech Solutions Meet High-Tech Possibilities 12 Pennsylvania: New Policies, Old Politics 13 Dogs and Dead People: Incremental Election Reform in Missouri 14 Section IV: Late-Developing Reform States 15 Arizona: Concerted Effort, Gridlock, and Then Breakthrough 16 Illinois: Ending the Gridlock 17 New York: An Antiquated System Resistant to Change 18 Section V: Conclusion 19 Beyond the End of the Beginning

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