Saving American Elections

Jack (Anthony) Gierzynski, Professor of Political Science

Jack (Anthony) Gierzynski, Professor of Political Science

Elections in the U.S. are in an unhealthy state. But, what, exactly, is wrong with elections and why?  And what can we do to restore to health both elections and the democracy that relies on them?  Professor Gierzynski addresses these questions by discussing the diagnosis and prescriptions outlined in his 2011 book, Saving American Elections: A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy.

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Jack (Anthony) Gierzynski, Professor of Political Science   has published three books: Saving American Elections (Cambria Press 2011); Money Rules (Westview Press 2000); and Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States (University of Kentucky, 1992).  He has written over a dozen articles and book chapters on campaign finance, political parties, and elections.  He is the Director of the James M. Jeffords Center’s Vermont Legislative Research Service. His current project is a book on the effects of the Harry Potter series on the Millennial Generation (due out early 2013, Johns Hopkins University Press).

The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to give newly promoted faculty an opportunity to share with the university community a single piece of research or overview of research trajectory meant to capture the spark of intellectual excitement that has resulted in their achieving full professor rank.

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