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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


Seeds of Cynicism: The Struggle Over Campaign Finance, 1956–1974

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how antecedent political events created a window of opportunity for campaign finance reformers during the period 1956–1974, including a series of scandals such as Watergate. In ... More


Election Law and the Formation of Public Opinion

James A. Gardner

in What are Campaigns For?: The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195392616
eISBN:
9780199855438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392616.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although the American constitutional regime pays emphatic lip service to the ideal of reasoned persuasion in elections, its actual institutional arrangements in fact presuppose just the ... More


Campaign Finance: The Elephant and Donkey in the Room

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the influence of campaign finance over politics. Topics covered include impact of campaign finance on government ethics, the insufficiency and excessiveness of disclosure ... More


Campaign Finance Reform: a Collection of Null Results

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

in The Limits of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 provides additional tests of the effects of election reform by assessing the consequences of campaign finance rules. Money in politics attracts a series of complaints—and raises a series of ... More


The Limits of Electoral Reform

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Institutions to electoral reform advocates and political scientists#x2014;both argue that variation in electoral institutions affectshow elected officials and citizens behave. Change the rules, and ... More


Democratic Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter contrasts his consequentialist account of democratic rights with prominent nonconsequentialist accounts, including those of Rawls, Habermas, Barry, and Waldron. He explains why majority ... More


Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Julian E. Zelizer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In recent years, the study of American political history has experienced a remarkable renaissance. After decades during which the subject fell out of fashion and disappeared from public view, it has ... More


Representatives, Members, Lords, and Senators

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

The size of the Commons varies according to population growth modified by the aim of equalizing the size of constituencies. Adjustments are proposed by the impartial Boundaries Commissions. Even ... More


“Nothing but Net Profits”: Public Dollars and Tax Policy at the United Center

Sean Dinces

in Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 exposes as inaccurate the perception popular among journalists and academics that financing for the United Center consisted mostly of private funds. In fact, Reinsdorf and his partners ... More


Is Reform of America's Electoral System Possible?

Thomas E. Mann (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that the American electoral system is broken and in need of fixing even after the implementation of congressionally mandated reforms following the 2000 presidential election. In ... More


The Future of the Republican Party

A. James Reichley

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

After the 2008 election Republicans were sunk in remorse and fear that their party had “lost its way” and might be relegated to minority status for years to come, while liberal commentators and ... More


The United States

Richard Briffault

in Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The United States is an example of how three branches of government can stall and derail reform initiatives. The judiciary in particular is central to the US experience with political finance reform, ... More


Does Regulation Work?

Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es

in Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The final issue tackled by this book remains the toughest to answer satisfactorily: does regulation “work”? To assess whether or not regulation is effective, section 12.1 describes a cyclical model ... More


Obama 2.0: Farewell to the Federal Campaign Finance System and the Secret Ballot?

Paula Baker

in Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036606
eISBN:
9780252093654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036606.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes a critical look at the internet fundraising techniques the Obama campaign perfected and argues that such techniques, combined with federal campaign contribution reporting ... More


In the Business of Free Speech: The Roberts Court and Citizens United

Joel M. Gora

in Business and the Roberts Court

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199859344
eISBN:
9780190620929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859344.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

No case concerning corporations has attracted more attention or prompted more debate than Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. While controversial, Citizens United may not be evidence of a ... More


Britain

Justin Fisher

in Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 examines the case of Britain. In contrast to the United States and its move toward increased deregulation, Britain has moved quite rapidly toward extensive state intervention into its ... More


Whose Money, Whose Influence? Multilevel Politics and Campaign Finance in India

Jennifer Bussell

in Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487271
eISBN:
9780199093144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487271.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Those who affect the outcomes of elections—via financial or means—often have greater access to elected officials. Yet, we frequently have little information about the dynamics of elections, let alone ... More


Japan

Matthew Carlson

in Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 discusses Japan, characterized by the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party since the end of the Second World War and a cycle of campaign finance scandals, but to the outside world a ... More


Introduction

Michael G. Miller

in Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452277
eISBN:
9780801469527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452277.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter presents the campaign finance environment as one facet that ails the complex political machinery that is American democracy. This, of course, is hardly the only corrupting ... More


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