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Representation and the Electoral College

Author: Robert M Alexander
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the origin, evolution, and practice of the Electoral College. Relevant theories of representation are applied to the body in order to help readers understand how well the institution conforms to expectations regarding representation. Much confusion exists regarding the Electoral College. Whether one is discussing the ""original Electoral College"" or the ""evolved Electoral College"" has much to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alexander, Robert M., 1972-
Representation and the Electoral College.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018043342
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Alexander
ISBN: 9780190939458 0190939451 9780190939465 019093946X 9780190939441 0190939443
OCLC Number: 1074309171
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Theories of representation --
The founding and evolution of the Electoral College --
Federalism and the Electoral College --
The popular vote and misfires in the Electoral College --
Presidential electors as agents of representation --
Alexander Hamilton and the 2016 election --
Reform efforts and thoughts on the Electoral College.
Responsibility: Robert M. Alexander.

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This book examines the origin, evolution, and practice of the Electoral College. Relevant theories of representation are applied to the body in order to help readers understand how well the institution conforms to expectations regarding representation. Much confusion exists regarding the Electoral College. Whether one is discussing the ""original Electoral College"" or the ""evolved Electoral College"" has much to do with this confusion. This study pays particular attention to the role of the Electoral College in the 2016 election and provides the most exhaustive analysis of presidential electo.

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Both proponents and opponents of the Electoral College will find that Alexander offers a balanced view. This is an essential volume for students and scholars of the American presidency and an Read more...

 
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