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Campaign finance and American democracy what the public really thinks and why it matters

Author: David M Primo; Jeffrey Milyo
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Weak link? -- The uninformed public -- The malleable public -- The cynical public -- The pragmatic public -- What do the experts think? -- Campaign finance laws and trust in government -- Conclusion.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Primo; Jeffrey Milyo
ISBN: 9780226712802 022671280X 9780226712949 022671294X
OCLC Number: 1175923925
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: Introduction --
Weak link? --
The uninformed public --
The malleable public --
The cynical public --
The pragmatic public --
What do the experts think? --
Campaign finance laws and trust in government --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David M. Primo, Jeffrey D. Milyo

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Introduction -- Weak link? -- The uninformed public -- The malleable public -- The cynical public -- The pragmatic public -- What do the experts think? -- Campaign finance laws and trust in government -- Conclusion.

"Many believe that stricter campaign finance reform laws will improve the public's perception of the integrity of the election process and lessen their cynicism about politics. But will campaign finance reform change the public's attitudes towards our politics? The authors use a series of public opinion surveys and experiments to explore the extent to which reform of the campaign finance laws will accomplish reformers' goals at least in terms of changing public perception of politics. Contrary to the views of many experts, Primo and Milyo show that campaign finance reform, at least at the level typically enacted by Congress or state legislatures, and permitted by the Supreme Court, does little to increase the public's trust in government or lessen their cynicism about politics."

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