Reform and Continuity: The Electoral College, the Convention, and the Party System

Harper & Row, 1971.

Reform and Continuity . . . is a . . . text that deals with reform of the electoral college and the presidential nominating conventions, with concluding remarks on the judicial status of state statutes that discriminate against minor party activity. He aims his work at congressmen with perhaps an eye to the supplementary American government text market. Bickel adopts a familiar and increasingly popular style of today, that of the wise old man of experience who wants liberal goals; but hold it, George, not so fast, remember the wisdom of the founders.”

Charles Press, American Political Science Review 68 (December 1974)