Edward Schneier, Ph.D., Chairman of the Columbia-Greene Community College Board of Trustees and City College of the City University of New York Professor Emeritus, recently announced publication of his tenth book: Putting People Back in Politics – The Revival of American Democracy.
Schneier’s book, which he refers to as a “campaign guide,” explains why a new politics of interpersonal engagement can help renew our democratic system.
“By making the works of political scientists and campaign professionals more accessible, I show how we can best work for change in 2020,” said Schneier. “While there are few clear rules of political efficacy, there are techniques of campaigning, agitating, and lobbying that are clearly more effective than others.”
According to Professor Emeritus Ken Sherrill, Hunter College, “Schneier’s books are always sophisticated and readable, appealing not just to undergraduate students but also to activists and people with a general interest in politics.
“Putting People Back in Politics is a must–read for people concerned that the long-term future of American democracy may be determined by the 2020 election — and who want to do something about it,” wrote Sherrill.
Professor Ron Hayduk, San Francisco State University, added that “from simple but meaningful conversations with neighbors, to effective get-out-the-vote efforts, to mass mobilizations, Schneier packs a remarkable amount of experience, research and wisdom into a slim and highly readable book.”
Schneier earned his B.A. in Government from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. He has taught at Colgate University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and City College of New York.
His previous books include Vote Power (Doubleday, 1974), Congress Today (St. Martin’s, 1993), Crafting Constitutional Democracies (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) and New York Politics (ME Sharpe, 2010).
Copies of Schneier’s book are available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and most national booksellers. For more information, visit SUNYcgcc.edu.