Intriguing and troubling. . . . A challenging and informative introduction to one of the burning questions of contemporary American politics.--T. R. Reid, The Washington Post Book World
"It is hard to read [Piven-Cloward] without recognizing that our system, if not entirely 'broke,' has been historically skewed in favor of more privileged voters and vote influencers." --Garry Wills, The New York Review of Books
"An important and fascinating analysis." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Genuinely illuminating, offering a clear picture to reformers of what they are up against, and why." --Walter Dean Burnham, The New Republic
"Piven and Cloward have written the definitive work on voter registration and its implications for our politics, our elections and our government." --John W. Douglas, Philadelphia Inquirer
About the Author
Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward are coauthors of Regulating the Poor, The Politics of Turmoil, Poor People's Movements,
and many other books. They are the corecipients of the 2000 American Sociological Association Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology.