Podcast Recommendation

Matthew Shugart on the Downballot.

Photo by SLT

A minor break from my blogging hiatus to share with you a worthy listen.

My friend of many decades and sometimes co-author Matthew Shugart was recently a guest on The Downballot talking electoral systems, as he is wont to do.

Matthew is a retired Research Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus from UC Davis and is one of the top experts on electoral systems in the world. The interview is informative and a good listen. He specifically addresses what he thinks would be the best electoral system for the US.

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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. CSK says:

    Just couldn’t stay away, could ya? 😀

  2. Flat Earth Luddite says:


    Well, the weekend’s over… somewhere.

    Welcome back Dr. T!