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Reforming State Legislative Elections: Creating a New Dynamic

William M. Salka



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Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
15 September 2009
Elections & referenda; Regional government
When it comes to legislative elections, entrenched incumbents typically face little competition, and excessive campaign spending often corrupts the democratic process. At the state level, a wide range of fixes have been introduced to remedy these problems - but do they actually make a difference? William Salka's comprehensive analysis of election dynamics in 49 states provides a thoughtful look at what legislatures should, and should not, do in pursuit of effective electoral reform.
By:   William M. Salka
Imprint:   Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New ed.
ISBN:   9781588266910
ISBN 10:   1588266915
Pages:   215
Publication Date:   15 September 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William M. Salka is associate professor of political science at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Reviews for Reforming State Legislative Elections: Creating a New Dynamic

Extremely well organized and a joy to read.... This book takes the scholarship on state-level election reform in exactly the direction it needs to go. - Caroline J. Tolbert, University of Iowa A careful, systematic analysis of campaign spending and competition across state legislatures, combined with a thoughtful discussion of the strengths and limitations of paths to reform.... Salka's study has the potential to influence important policy debates. - Eric Zeemering, San Francisco State University

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