Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign Finance Reform : The Political Shell Game

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Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s to present. In particular, the authors examine the ways that campaigns and independent groups have sought to make end-runs around existing campaign finance more

Product details

  • Hardback | 164 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739145657
  • 9780739145654

About Melissa M. Smith

Melissa M. Smith is assistant professor of communication at Mississippi State University. Glenda C. Williams is associate professor of telecommunication and film at The University of Alabama and president of the Broadcast Education Association. Larry Powell is professor of communication studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Gary A. Copeland is professor and chair of the Telecommunication and Film Department at The University of more

Review quote

'Follow the money' is an apt aphorism for this book. Politically-minded students will learn how money is raised and where the jobs are. Highly recommended. -- Bill Edwards, Columbus State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. An Overview of Campaign Finance Law Part 3 Historical Background Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Political parties and Campaign Finance Law Chapter 5 Chapter 3. NCPAC and the Development of Third-Party Expenditures Part 6 The 527s Chapter 7 Chapter 4. The History of 527 Organizations Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Swift Boat Veterans and Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Analysis of 527 ads in 2004 election Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Silence Is(n't) Golden: Responding to 527 ads Part 11 Future of Campaign Finance Reform Chapter 12 Chapter 8. The Possible Future of 527s Chapter 13 Chapter 9. The Future of Campaign Finance Laws Part 14 Afterward: Corporations Are Given a Free Reinshow more