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Election Law in the American Political System, Third Edition

James A. Gardner, Guy-Uriel Charles


  • ISBN: 9781543819793

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    Publication Date: 2/1/23
    Copyright: 2023
    Pages: 1,148
    Connected eBook + Print Book: 9781543819793
    Connected eBook: 9798886144529
    eBook: 9781543826838

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  • Author Information

    Guy-Uriel Charles

    Guy-Uriel Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. He joined Duke Law's faculty in 2009; he previously was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

    Professor Charles is co-founder of the Colored Demos blog,, and a reviewer for Stanford University Press, University of Chicago Press, and NYU Press. He has published articles in Constitutional Commentary, The Michigan Law Review, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, The Georgetown Law Journal, The Journal of Politics, The California Law Review, The North Carolina Law Review, and others.

    Professor Charles received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While at the University of Michigan, he was the founder and first editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. From 1995-2000, he was a graduate student in political science at the University of Michigan.

    Professor Charles joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 2000 and later served as interim co-dean there. He was named the Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year for 2002-2003. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown, Virginia, and Columbia law schools. A past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform, Professor Charles has served as the director of the Institute for Law & Politics, a Senior Fellow in Law and Politics at the Institute on Race and Poverty, and a Law School Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, University of Minnesota.

    James A. Gardner

    James A. Gardner is Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law and Research Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law, where he teaches in the areas of constitutional, government, and election law. Gardner received his B.A. from Yale in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984. From 1984 to 1988, he was a trial litigator in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C.

    Gardner is the author or editor of seven books and more than eighty articles and book chapters. His work, which deals largely with issues of constitutional structure and design, focuses on two areas: the law and legal structure of democratic institutions, and the structure and operation in practice of federal forms of governance. His books include Election Law in the American Political System (with Guy-Uriel Charles, Aspen, 2018); Comparative Election Law (Edward Elgar 2022); New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms (with Jim Rossi, co-ed., Oxford, 2011); and What Are Campaigns For? The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics (Oxford 2009). Each year since 2015, he has been named one of the ten most-cited U.S. legal authorities on election law by the Election Law Blog.

    From December, 2014, through June, 2017, Gardner served as Interim Dean of the School of Law. In his spare time, he performs around Western New York as a professional jazz pianist.

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