Against Reform Paperback – Oct 16 2010
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'John Pepall's arguments 'against reform,' are passionate, witty, and persuasive. He debunks everything from public relations to fixed terms and election dates to great effect, and is wonderfully critical of the half-baked theories held dear by rationalist political scientists. Against Reform will enliven the broader political discourse with its practical wisdom and great attention paid to real-world detail.' (Barry Cooper, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary)
About the Author
John Pepall is a writer and political commentator based in Toronto.
Top Customer Reviews
My only issue with the book is the author's writing style - some sentences are poorly worded, requiring me to read them 2-3 times before I can grasp the meaning of the statement. It's a tolerable distraction, but does detract from the experience of reading the book. The style of writing seems more suited to speaking, as emphasis on certain words within the sentences needs to be understood properly.
All in all, that's a minor issue, and I would recommend the book to any student of Canadian politics or anybody interested in rounding out their views on electoral reform.
I'm a big supporter of most of the reforms proposed (and refuted) in the book, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Great work.