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Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Money in essential for electoral politics yet its use and abuse often raises problems of graft, corruption, and cronyism. To throw new light on these challenges, this book addresses three related ... More


Introduction: Understanding Political Finance Reform

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/9780190603601.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

During the last two decades, the issue of the most effective regulation of political finance, and the prevention of corrupt practices in the public sector, has risen to the top of the governance ... More


Canada: Pragmatism and Centrism

Iain Mcmenamin

in If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter starts with an overview of the Canadian political economy. It discusses the evolution of the regulation of Canadian party finance and the finances of the parties. A quantitative analysis ... More


Political Finance in a Developing Democracy: The Case of India

Eswaran Sridharan and Milan Vaishnav

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/9780199487271.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter surveys the legal and regulatory history of political finance in India, situating it in the context of India’s political economy. It devotes special attention to recent developments, ... More


Why Regulate Political Finance?

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/9780190603601.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The final chapters in the book provide a broader overview through cross-national comparisons of political finance worldwide, setting the specific cases in context. Chapter 11 examines some of the ... More


Australia: Pragmatism and Ideological Bias

Iain Mcmenamin

in If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Australian case study has a similar structure to its Canadian counterpart. It begins by looking at the Australian political economy, and then goes on to discuss the regulation of Australian ... More


Money in Elections: The Role of Personal Wealth in Election Outcomes

Neelanjan Sircar

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/9780199487271.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter investigates the role of personal wealth and self-financing candidates in Indian elections, namely, why financial capacity of the candidate is an important feature of Indian electoral ... 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


If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Iain McMenamin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

If money talks, what does it say? Why do businesses contribute to political parties? Is money a universal language? Do business contributions to political parties convey different messages in ... More


Conclusion: Money is Multi-lingual

Iain Mcmenamin

in If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The discussion of business financing of parties is dominated by two positions, which have been rejected in this book. The first is that business cash in politics is bribery; and the second is that it ... More


Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487271
eISBN:
9780199093144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487271.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Elections are the procedural foundations of democracy. We cannot conceive of democracy without elections, but it is equally impossible to imagine elections without money. This book is the first ... More


Germany: Symbolic Expenditure

Iain Mcmenamin

in If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The third country case study is once again a variation on the standard theme. It starts with an analysis of the German political economy. Next is the regulation of political finance, highlighting the ... More


Widening the Argument

Iain Mcmenamin

in If Money Talks, What Does it Say?: Corruption and Business Financing of Political Parties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665709
eISBN:
9780191748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665709.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter adds five extra cases: Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the UK, and the USA. It tests the varieties-of-capitalism approach against explanations emphasising economic sector, public funding, ... More


Introduction

Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav (eds)

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/9780199487271.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Across the world, democracies are showing signs of stress. One of the many factors underlying this ‘democratic malaise’ is the inability of representative governments to manage the deluge of money in ... More


Intra-Party Democracy and Party Finance

Susan Scarrow E.

in The Challenges of Intra-Party Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661879
eISBN:
9780191748349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661879.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the financial implications of intra-party democracy, showing the wide variation in the costs of internal elections and campaigns, and asking who bears these costs. It also ... 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


The Lessons for Political Finance Reform

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/9780190603601.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion in chapter 13 reviews the major findings emerging from the cross-national evidence and from each of the case studies. It evaluates the different types of policy measures used around ... 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


Indonesia

Marcus Mietzner

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/9780190603601.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Indonesia provides an illuminating example of a political finance regime whose most important feature is its habitual abuse. The illusion of an effective regulatory regime is a facade behind which ... More


Russia

Grigorii V. Golosov

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/9780190603601.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 is on Russia, a case that highlights how reforms to the political finance regime can actually serve to entrench electoral authoritarianism. The 2001 political party reforms provided the ... More


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