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Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform

Author: Robert E Mutch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Campaign finance reform has always been motivated by a definition of democracy that does not count corporations as citizens and holds that self-government works best by reducing political inequality. In the early years of the twentieth century, Congress recognized the strength of these principles by prohibiting corporations from making campaign contributions, passing a disclosure law, and setting limits on campaign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Mutch
ISBN: 9780199340002 0199340005 9780199340019 0199340013 0199340021 9780199340026
OCLC Number: 862780838
Description: xii, 363 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From plutocrats to populists: 1884-1900 --
The 1904 election and the first scandals: 1904-1907 --
The beginning of reform: 1905-1907 --
The triumph of reform: 1908-1911 --
Big business money remains dominant: 1912-1928 --
Organized labor becomes active: 1932-1948 --
The revival of reform: 1952-1972 --
From Buckley to Austin: 1976-1990 --
From reform to reaction: since 1996.
Responsibility: Robert E. Mutch.
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Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking changes in the funding of presidential campaigns and changes in the debate over reforming fundraising practices.  Read more...

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