Financing the 1996 Election

Financing the 1996 Election

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 153.2 x 229.6 x 18mm | 432.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • tables, figures, bibliography, index
  • 0765603853
  • 9780765603852

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The 1996 elections revealed that unmistakable, dramatic changes have occurred in the way federal campaigns are paid for. Through soft money donations, issue advocacy campaigns, and other strategems, parties and candidates have been able to circumvent the regulations put in place after the Watergate scandal.

Despite rhetorical condemnations, there is every reason to expect these trends to continue in the future.

This study of the 1996 election -- the latest in a highly praised series sponsored by the Citizens' Research Foundation -- systematically examines the new campaign finance practices and their consequences.
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Table of contents

The essays in this volume document the serious shortcomings of the Hungarian economic reform, which in two decades has brought deteriorating economic performance, declining real wages, a fiscal deficit and severe inflationary pressures. It has proved unexpectedly difficult to substitute a regulated market economy for a centrally planned one. The authors of these essays argue that the problems stem from the incompleteness of the reforms and their compromise character. Today, as the Hungarians prepare to implement more radical measures, constraining the Communist party and rolling back state ownership, they do so under economically difficult conditions.
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Review quote

"The Financing series constitutes a unique resource about the funding of our most visible and important electoral campaigns". -- American Political Science Review
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