The two-month long election day in Florida made one thing clear: we need to find ways to make the American political system more responsive to the demands of all citizens. This book provides a critical assessement of a broad range of electoral reforms proposed to enhance responsive government. It aims not only to analyze the obstacles to full political participation, but to capitalize on the window of opportunity that election 2000 has provided to make the American political system more truly democratic - to realize "democracy's moment".
Ronald Hayduk is assistant professor of political science at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Kevin Mattson is associate professor of history at Ohio University and faculty associate at the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University.