James A. Gardner's new book examines state of world’s democracies

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A new book edited by CII member James A. Gardner provides an ambitious and far-reaching roundup of current thought on the state of the world’s democracies and the struggle to make self-governance work — one nation at a time.

Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Bridget and Thomas Black Professor in the School of Law, was commissioned by the U.K.-based publisher Edward Elgar Publishing to develop and shape the book, Comparative Election Law, as part of its Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series. Gardner wrote an extensive introductory chapter and contributed his own essay on “Electoral Systems and Conceptions of Politics.”

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