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United States: A Political Class of Entrepreneurs

Jens Borchert and Gary Copeland

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

American politicians have about the greatest choice in terms of the electoral offices they want to pursue. However, only a minority of these numerous offices is professionalized. Moreover, while ... More


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


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


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


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