For Better or Worse? : How Political Consultants are Changing Elections in the United States
For Better or Worse? offers a fresh look at how professional campaign consultants have both positive and negative effects on democracy in the United States. Questioning much of the prevailing conventional wisdom, David A. Dulio employs a unique set of data that empirically examines consultants' own attitudes and beliefs to evaluate where they stand in modern democratic elections. Furthermore, he explores their relationships with candidates, voters, political parties, and the media, revealing that political consultants play an integral role in U.S. elections.
- Paperback | 306 pages
- 152.4 x 227.1 x 18.5mm | 417.31g
- 11 Mar 2004
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"This volume offers new and important insights into who consultant are, their political views and motives, and their opinions of candidates, voters, and the media. Dulio provides the best data yet on this subject."
About David A. Dulio
David A. Dulio is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oakland University. He is the coeditor (with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson) of Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections and (with Candice J. Nelson and Stephen K. Medvic) of Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics.