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The presidential election process

Author: Tom Lansford
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of articles which offer different views on the election process for the president of the United States, discussing such topics as the nomination process, campaign spending, and the role of the media.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lansford
ISBN: 9780737738926 0737738928 9780737738933 0737738936
OCLC Number: 169873202
Description: 216 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch 1. Does the nomination process produce the best candidates? --
Chapter preface --
1. The nomination process produces strong presidential candidates / Stephen J. Wayne --
2. The current nomination process should be replaced / Larry J. Sabato --
3. National conventions accomplish a range of goals for parties / Jonathan Mott and Shad Satterthwaite --
4. National conventions have become fundraising tools for political parties / Fredreka Schouten --
5. Earlier primaries improve the nomination process / Marie Price --
6. Earlier primaries give unfair advantages to some states / Cullen Murphy --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Should campaign spending be limited? --
Chapter preface --
1. Campaign financing needs to be reformed / Public Agenda --
2. The current campaign financing system effectively balances many interests / Joseph E. Cantor --
3. Campaign financing takes advantage of legal loopholes / Anthony Corrado --
4. Public financing of presidential elections is a waste of taxpayer money / John Samples --
5. Public election financing should be expanded / Norman J. Ornstein --
6. Limits on contributions to candidates undermine democracy / Newt Gingrich --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. Do the media unfairly influence presidential campaigns? --
Chapter preface --
1. The media often unfairly favor one candidate over another / John O'Sullivan --
2. Media coverage of candidates is generally balanced / Pam Frost Gorder --
3. The media often distort candidates' positions / Stephen F. Hayes --
4. Media coverage of candidates is objective / Matt Welch --
5. Presidential debates limit choice and exclude third parties / Jamin B. Raskin --
6. Presidential debates are an important component of the election process / Richard Shenkman --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. Should the electoral college be abolished or reformed? --
1. The electoral college should be abolished / John B. Anderson --
2. Plans to reform the electoral college would harm small states / George Detweiler --
3. The electoral college strengthens federalism / Michael M. Uhlmann --
4. The electoral college weakens federalism / Randy Dotinga --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Tom Lansford, book editor.
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Presents a collection of articles which offer different views on the election process for the president of the United States, discussing such topics as the nomination process, campaign spending, and the role of the media.

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