Saving American Democracy
Most Recent Book Title
Saving American Democracy
Book Description
A political scientist's analysis of why this nation's democracy is under siege and what we can do about it.
Additional Book Titles
Fixing American Government, Contemporary Issues in Political Throery, U.S. Rail Policy and others.
Location (city/state/country)
Sarasota, Florida
Author bio
Jeffrey R. Orenstein earned his B.A. from Ohio State University in
Columbus, Ohio, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison, all in political science.

His first career was in education, starting as an Assistant Professor of
Political Science at Kent State University in Ohio in the 1970s and taking
an early retirement as a full professor 25 years later.

He is the author or co-author of several books in the field, including Saving American Democracy (self-published 2020); Fixing American Government (Self-published, 2015);
An Introduction to Political Theory (New York: HarperCollins), co-authored with Robert Booth Fowler, the University of Wisconsin-Madison; U. S. Rail Policy: Uncle Sam at the Throttle (Chicago: Nelson-Hall); Contemporary Issues in Political Theory, Revised Edition (New York:
Greenwood, co-authored with Robert Booth Fowler and Contemporary Issues in Political Theory (New York: John Wiley and Sons), co-authored with Robert Booth Folwler.

His post-retirement career has been as a freelance journalist, author and political activist.
He was the founder and co-publisher (with his wife) and executive editor of
Living On The Suncoast Magazine for a decade, and has been the executive
editor of The Gulf Coast Business Review and Around The Ranch in Sarasota.
He co-authored a 2013 book on self-publishing and has written numerous articles on transportation and technology issues for national magazines. He and his also publish a monthly column distributed in six states called Simply Smart Travel.

He has been a candidate for public office, campaign volunteer and has managed political campaigns in Ohio and Florida.

He currently serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

He and his wife, Virginia, live in East Manatee, Florida.
Professional Speaker Topics
Democracy in America
The State of American Politics Today
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