Why the Electoral College is Bad for America George C. Edwards, III, Neal R. Peirce

Publication date:
12 May 2005
Yale University Press
224 pages: 234 x 156 x 18mm

A distinguished political scientist critiques arguments in favour of the electoral college and offers a persuasive argument for direct election of the president.

George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He is editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly and holds the George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies in the Bush School. His books include At the Margins: Presidential Leadership of Congress and On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit, both published by Yale University Press. Neal R. Peirce is a prominent Washington journalist.

'Overall this is an impressive and insightful book - and a must-read on the subject.' -