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Small Change Money, Political Parties, and Campaign Finance Reform

ISBN-10: 0472050281

ISBN-13: 9780472050284

Edition: 2008

Authors: Raymond J. La Raja

List price: $29.95
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Small Change offers an engaging account of campaign finance reforms' contradictory history; it is a must-read for anyone concerned about influence of money on democratic elections. La Raja traces the history of the U.S. campaign finance system from the late nineteenth century through the passage of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002. Then, using the 2004 presidential election as a case study, he compares the ways in which Democrats and Republicans adapted their national fund-raising and campaigning strategies to satisfy BCRA regulations. Drawing upon this wealth of historical and recent evidence, he concludes with recommendations for reforming campaign finance in ways that promote fair competition among candidates and guarantee their accountability to voters. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Mark Gibney is the Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He has authored numerous books and is an award-winning scholar of human rights.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Money and Politics
Mugwump Reform and the Decline of Political Parties
A History of Federal Campaign Finance Laws
Explaining Campaign Finance Reform and the BCRA
Consequences of Reform for Party Fund-raising
Consequences of Reform for Party Campaigning
The Aftermath of the BCRA
Afterword
Appendix
Notes
References
Index