A Different Democracy

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From the Shameless Self-Promotion Department comes news that A Different Democracy:  American Government in a Thirty-One-Country Comparison by Steven L. Taylor, Matthew S. Shugart, Arend Lijphart, and Bernard Grofman is now available in paperback and Kindle formats (at, I might note, reasonable prices).

It was originally slated for an October 28th release, but I received my author’s copies a little over a week ago and I saw that Amazon had the paperbacks this week and the Kindle version just went up.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Ron Beasley says:

    Thanks for the notice. I just purchased the Kindle version and look forward to reading it.

  2. @Ron Beasley: Cool–thanks! I will be interested to hear what you think of it.

  3. Ron Beasley says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: I will probably do a review over at The Moderate Voice if that’s OK.

  4. @Ron Beasley: of course.

  5. James Joyner says:

    Good deal!

    The combo of Yale University Press and Arend Lijphart as the third-named author is pretty sweet.

  6. @James Joyner: Thanks! It is all quite cool (to put it mildly). It was a great project to work on and I am really pleased with the result.

    It was fantastic to work with my co-authors and finding a home for the book at YUP was sweet indeed!

  7. Ben Wolf says:

    How do we get our hands on autographed copies?

  8. MarkedMan says:

    Will an iBook version be coming out? If so, I’ll wait for that. If not, I’ll get the kindle version. I don’t really prefer one format over the other, but every time Kindle updates their app, they erase all of the books I’ve downloaded and I have to redownload.

  9. @Ben Wolf: If you are serious, that can be arranged 😉

    @MarkedMan: I do not know for sure, to be honest. I looked out of curiosity, and it isn’t there. However, I did notice that Lijphart’s recent book (the 2nd edition of Patterns of Democracy also from Yale University Press is available at the iBookstore. So, hopefully, ADD will end up there as well.

  10. Ben Wolf says:

    @Steven Taylor,

    Totally serious. Your work is a reason I still frequent this blog as well as your own and I’d love to have a signed copy.

  11. Jeremy says:

    Just bought the Kindle version. Will read.

  12. gVOR08 says:

    Just purchased, looking forward to reading.