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Money and Women's Candidacies for Public Office

Barbara C. Burrell

in Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews existing research about campaign finance and the funding of the campaigns of women candidates for public office. Burrell discusses the role of women's political action committees ... More


The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Emily J. Charnock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book explores the origins of political action committees (PACs) in the mid-twentieth century and their impact on the American party system. It argues that PACs were envisaged, from the outset, ... More


Testing the Unified Theory of Colleague Valuation in the U.S. House of Representatives

Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an empirical test of the formal model derived in the previous chapter, drawing on methods from the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) tradition. The dependent ... More


Coordination Dilemmas and The Critical Mass Problem: Differentiating Colleague Valuation Between Incumbents and Challengers in the U.S. Senate

Kristin Kanthak

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 explores the reasons behind, and potential solutions for, asymmetric tokenism. The chapter shows that minority group members face a coordination problem when their group size grows to a ... More


Introduction: “Going into Politics”

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introduction highlights the controversial nature and limited extent of interest group electioneering in the early twentieth century compared to its pervasiveness today. When early interest ... More


“Interests” and Elections

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This empirical chapter draws on a series of congressional investigations into election campaigns and lobbying conducted between 1912 and 1957 (plus additional data on the early 1960s) to identify ... More


Introducing P.A.C.

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (CIO’s) political action committee or P.A.C. in 1943, following the collapse of Labor’s Non-Partisan League and passage ... More


A Labor-Liberal Constellation

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the initial diffusion of the PAC concept from the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to other labor organizations, including the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and ... More


When Business Is Not “Businesslike”

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the initial resistance to the PAC concept within the business community and among conservatives more generally in the 1940s and 1950s. Though major business groups like the ... More


A Tale of  Two PACs

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the diffusion of the PAC concept from the left to the right of the political spectrum in the late 1950s, with the formation of conservative electoral groups such as the Americans ... More


Conclusion: The House That P.A.C. Built

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This conclusion highlights the importance of PACs in twentieth-century American political development. The emergence of partisan PACs, initially formed by major interest groups, played an important ... More


The Uninformed Public

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, Primo and Milyo show that Americans are for the most part poorly informed about campaign finance. They don’t understand campaign finance laws, think they have more political privacy ... More


The Pragmatic Public

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

in Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter, Primo and Milyo delve more deeply into the question of public support for reform. They find that the public has a fairly nuanced view of reform. While Americans support campaign ... More


Silicon Valley Firms in American Politics

Darren R. Halpin and Anthony J. Nownes

in The New Entrepreneurial Advocacy: Silicon Valley Elites in American Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190883003
eISBN:
9780190883034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883003.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 2 examines the firm-level form of corporate elite political engagement. It asks: Just how active are Silicon Valley companies in American (mostly national) politics? And what issues do they ... More


Silicon Valley Leaders in Federal Elections

Darren R. Halpin and Anthony J. Nownes

in The New Entrepreneurial Advocacy: Silicon Valley Elites in American Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190883003
eISBN:
9780190883034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883003.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 3 examines one individual form of corporate elite political engagement—campaign giving. The chapter undertakes an in-depth look at the itemized federal campaign contributions of Silicon ... More


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