I just got sent the new edition of the California Journal of Politics and Policy, and there are a number of excellent papers related to election reform. The articles all seem to be freely distributable as PDFs at this point. All articles are linked below.
Reforming California: Political Patchwork versus a Constitutional Convention
Di Sarro, Brian; Hussey, Wesley; Lascher, Edward L.
Redistricting California: An Evaluation of the Citizens Commission Final Plans
Kogan, Vladimir; McGhee, Eric
Power to the People: Checking Special Interests in California
Gordon Fisher, Stacy B.; Nalder, Kimberly L.; Lesenyie, Matthew
The Limits of Citizen Support for Direct Democracy
Dyck, Joshua J.; Baldassare, Mark
Administering Democracy: Public Opinion on Election Reform in California