Faculty Row Super Professor and Hamline University Poly Sci Prof David Schultz Authors New Book, Election Law and Democratic Theory

Election Law and Democratic Theory, is the first book-length treatment of its kind on American election laws that attempts to shed light on conflicting and often confusing court decisions, scholarship, and questions surrounding how the law regulates campaigns and elections in the United States.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014

Faculty Row's most celebrated Super Professor and Hamline Hamline University's noted professor of political science, law and public policy, David Schultz, has published his latest book, Election Law and Democratic Theory.

Published by Ashgate Publishing, Election Law and Democratic Theory, is the first book-length treatment on American election law that attempts to shed light on a vast array of conflicting and often confusing court decisions, scholarship, and questions surrounding how the law regulates campaigns and elections in the United States.

Schultz posits: “The most curious feature about election law scholarship and adjudication is the degree to which it is theoretically rudderless. What is missing from the field and court decisions in election law is a theory that ties it all together. Election Law and Democratic Theory is the first book to do that by way of assessing the basic values found in American democracy. It describes what the rules of the game are which should determine how American campaigns and elections are run.”

Election Law and Democratic Theory provides a non-partisan full-length examination of the political theories and principles and democratic values underlying current election law debates as well as the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. Topics covered range from campaign finance reform, voting rights, voter fraud and voter ID, reapportionment and ballot access, to the rights of political parties, the media, corporations, and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence.

The book can be found at Amazon.com, though the publisher, and other bookstores.

Schultz is a professor of political science at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has taught classes on American government, government ethics, campaigns and elections, and election law for more than 25 years. Schultz is the author and editor of more than 25 books and 100 articles on American politics and law and is a frequently quoted political analyst in the local, national, and international media. Schultz draws on these experiences, plus those working in government and working on political campaigns, to the writing of Election Law and Democratic Theory.

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