Democratic Health of Alabama

A link to my piece for the Pulaski Institution.

Early this week my piece for the Pulaski Institution’s 50 Takes on Democracy series was published: Alabama: Lack of Competition and Election Skepticism Down South.

The themes therein will not be surprising to longtime readers.

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Steven L. Taylor
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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. Jon says:

    Nicely done! And yup, rhymes more than a little bit with things you’ve been saying here for a while. I am more than a little nervous to see if there will be a post on Louisiana and, if so, what its conclusions are.

  2. DK says:


    Very nice explication of a depressing subject.