Lottery Wars

Lottery Wars : Case Studies in Bible Belt Politics, 1986-2005

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Randy Bobbitt examines the political debates and underlying communications strategies over proposed state lotteries that took place in the Southeastern United States between 1986 and 2005. Based on research from thousands of media articles, government documents, and interviews with politicians, religious leaders, and journalists,Lottery Wars brings the history of state lotteries and the persuasive strategies used to debate them up to date.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 159 x 239 x 22mm | 485g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739117378
  • 9780739117378

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Pie in the Sky Chapter 2 Talking Points Chapter 3 Bible Belt Politics: Up Close, Personal, and In Your Face Chapter 4 Florida, 1986: Trouble in Paradise Chapter 5 Georgia, 1992: That 33% Will Beat You to Death Chapter 6 Alabama, 1999: There is No Plan B Chapter 7 South Carolina, 2000: The Confederate Flag, Video Poker, and Now This Chapter 8 Tennessee, 2002: Hardball Politics Chapter 9 North Carolina, 2005: The Hole in the Doughnut
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Finally, a detailed view behind both lines of the lottery battle for the Bible Belt. The tactics and strategies, the ruses and deceptions; all are revealed in this comprehensive, readable account. -- Thomas Grey, National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
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About Randy Bobbitt

Randy Bobbitt is assistant professor and coordinator, Public Relations Program, Department of Communication Arts at the Fort Walton Beach campus of the University of West Florida.
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