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Campaign and election reform : a reference handbook

Author: Glenn H Utter; Ruth Ann Strickland
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2008.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This handbook provides a sweeping overview of U.S. campaign and election reform efforts, past and present, from the introduction of the secret ballot to touch-screen voting.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn H Utter; Ruth Ann Strickland
ISBN: 9781598840698 159884069X 9781598840704 1598840703
OCLC Number: 213600653
Description: xiv, 371 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Background and history --
Suffrage expansion and voting rights --
Term limits --
Ballot fraud and voter fraud --
The Electoral College --
Candidate nominations --
Progressive era reforms --
Low voter turnout --
Election in a crisis --
Legislative apportionment and gerrymandering --
Campaign finance, the Federal Election Campaign Act, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act --
The Help America Vote Act and beyond --
References --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions --
Electoral mechanics --
Election ballots --
The Electoral College --
Voter turnout --
Early and absentee voting --
Simplifying election forms --
Voting and the disabled --
Mail-ballot elections --
Voting assistance programs --
Public employees --
Representation systems --
At-large elections --
District elections --
Multimember districts --
Proportional representation --
Campaign advertising and the mass media --
Nontraditional voters --
Campaign spending --
References. 3. Campaigns and elections in selected Western European democracies --
Denmark --
England --
France --
Germany --
Italy --
Norway --
Poland --
Sweden --
References --
4. Chronology --
5. Biographical sketches --
Herbert E. Alexander --
Douglas J. Amy --
Susan Brownell Anthony --
Kathleen L. Barber --
Kimball William Brace --
Richard A. Cloward --
Chandler Davidson --
David L. Dill --
Richard L. Engstrom --
Russ Feingold --
Bernard N. Grofman --
Lani Guinier --
Stanley A. Halpin, Jr. --
Bev Harris --
Paul Jacob --
David B. Magleby --
Michael J. Malbin --
Thomas E. Mann --
John S. McCain, III --
Laughlin McDonald --
Louise Overacker --
Mark P. Petracca --
Richard H. Pildes --
Frances Fox Piven --
Trevor Potter --
Robert "Rob" Richie --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton --
Edward Still --
Fred Wertheimer. 6. Data and documents --
Campaign finance law --
Public attitudes toward campaign finance laws --
Electoral and voting controversies --
Public attitudes toward the electoral and voting processes --
Major U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance --
U.S. Supreme Court decisions on political participation --
U.S. Supreme Court decisions on redistricting --
The costs of elections --
Voter turnout and voter registration --
Quotations --
Alternate electoral systems --
Balloting and voting --
Buckley v. Valeo --
Campaign finance and ethics --
Campaign finance reform --
Electoral College --
Money and elections --
Racial gerrymandering --
Redistricting and reapportionment --
Term limits --
Voting rights --
References --
7. Directory of organizations --
8. Resources --
Print resources --
Books --
Periodicals --
Nonprint resources --
Videotapes, DVDs, and films --
Databases --
Internet resources --
Glossary --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Glenn H. Utter and Ruth Ann Strickland.
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"Campaign and Election Reform examines the errors and innovations different countries have made, and is highly recommended for anyone who wants to better understand democracy." - Midwest Book Review Read more...

 
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