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On Counterproductive Changes

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Science  31 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5902, pp. 678-679
DOI: 10.1126/science.1165805

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The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform. By Frederic Charles Schaffer. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2008. 263 pp. $35, £17.95. ISBN 9780801441158.

In this consideration of detrimental effects of election reform, Schaffer discusses both what has gone wrong in the past and what can be done to head off potential problems in future changes.