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The Resource Down for the count : dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America, Andrew Gumbel

Down for the count : dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America, Andrew Gumbel

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Down for the count : dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America
Title
Down for the count
Title remainder
dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America
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Andrew Gumbel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Down for the Count explores in an accessible, engaging style the tawdry continuing history of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated up to the Supreme Court in the world's most powerful democracy. First published to great acclaim and controversy in 2005 as Steal this Vote, this thoroughly revised edition lifts the lid off the largely undiscussed corruption at the core of our democracy-elections so poorly regulated and administered they fall short of standards the United States routinely imposes on emerging democracies. The problem has only grown worse in the last decade, as campaign spending has gone hog wild, partisan battles rage over voter ID, and a key provision of the Voting Rights Act has been shredded. As award-winning journalist Andrew Gumbel shows, we need proper oversight and regulation of elections, reliable voting machines, and a keener understanding of where private interests infringe on the public good. Now that Citizens United, super PACs, and the Koch brothers have turned the electoral process into an increasingly squalid lottery for billionaires, there is no better time for Gumbel's revision of his acclaimed book"--
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Gumbel, Andrew
Dewey number
324.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1994
LC item number
.G87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Elections
  • Voting-machines
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Elections
  • Voting-machines
  • United States
Label
Down for the count : dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America, Andrew Gumbel
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Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Steal this vote. New York : Nation Books, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "everything is a violation" -- The antidemocratic tradition and the new right -- Slavery and the system -- Patronage, liquor, and graft : the ascent of machine politics -- The theft of the century -- The 1896 watershed and the paradox of reform -- The long agony of the disenfranchised South -- Chicago : the other kind of mob rule -- The fallacy of the technological fix -- Democracy's frangible connections : Florida 2000 -- Miracle cure -- Election 2004 : the shape of things to come -- The 3 percent solution -- Pope and Abbott : the new religion of buying and suppressing votes -- The super-rich and the democratic future
Control code
921870482
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781620971680
Lccn
2015044836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921870482
Label
Down for the count : dirty elections and the rotten history of democracy in America, Andrew Gumbel
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Steal this vote. New York : Nation Books, c2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "everything is a violation" -- The antidemocratic tradition and the new right -- Slavery and the system -- Patronage, liquor, and graft : the ascent of machine politics -- The theft of the century -- The 1896 watershed and the paradox of reform -- The long agony of the disenfranchised South -- Chicago : the other kind of mob rule -- The fallacy of the technological fix -- Democracy's frangible connections : Florida 2000 -- Miracle cure -- Election 2004 : the shape of things to come -- The 3 percent solution -- Pope and Abbott : the new religion of buying and suppressing votes -- The super-rich and the democratic future
Control code
921870482
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781620971680
Lccn
2015044836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921870482

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