The Longest Night: Polemics and Perspectives on Election 2000
by Arthur J Jacobson;Michel Rosenfeld (9780520235496)

The Longest Night: Polemics and Perspectives on Election 2000
 

Arthur J Jacobson;Michel Rosenfeld


Release Date: 15 October 2002
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 428
Category: Elections
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520235496
ISBN-10: 0520235495



The American presidential election of 2000 was perhaps the most remarkable, and in many ways the most unsettling, that the country has yet experienced. The millennial election raised fundamental questions not only about American democracy, but also about the nation's constitution and about the legitimate role of American courts, state and federal, and in particular about the United States Supreme Court. "The Longest Night "presents a lively and informed reaction to the legal aftermath of the election by the most prominent experts on the subject. With a balance of opposing views--including those of some of the most distinguished foreign commentators writing on the subject today--the contributors present an unusual breadth of perspectives in addressing the judicial, institutional, and political questions involved in the disputed election. Their commentaries bring the confusion and frenzy of the event into clear focus and lay the groundwork for an essential public debate that is sure to continue well into the future.
"The Longest Night "contains a thorough chronology of the events in Florida, a detailed account of the institutional structure of American presidential elections, a series of analyses both criticizing and defending the decisions in "Bush v. Gore, "American perspectives on the Florida struggle and America's electoral system, and a debate on maintaining or reforming the electoral college. The authors include participants in the legal and political battles surrounding the Florida election, foreigners charged with monitoring and supervising elections, and scholars from many disciplines specializing in constitutionalism, democracy, and American election law.
"Contributors"

AUD $49.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.



Write a customer review of The Longest Night: Polemics and Perspectives on Election 2000.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide