The rise of political action committees : interest group electioneering and the transformation of American politics / Emily J. Charnock.

Author
Charnock, Emily J. [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
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This text explores the origins of political action committees (PACs) in the mid-twentieth century and their impact on the American party system. It argues that PACs were envisaged, from the outset, as tools for effecting ideological change in the two main parties, thus helping to foster the partisan polarization we see today. It shows how the very first PAC, created by the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1943, explicitly set out to liberalize the Democratic Party by channeling campaign resources to liberal Democrats while trying to defeat conservative Southern Democrats.
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Also issued in print: 2020.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Specialized.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on August 27, 2020).
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Oxford scholarship online.
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9780190075545 (ebook) :
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