The appearance of corruption : testing the Supreme Court's assumptions about campaign finance reform / Daron R. Shaw, Brian E. Roberts, and Mijeong Baek.

Author
Shaw, Daron R., 1966- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021.
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1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations (black and white).

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In Buckley volume Valeo (1976), the US Supreme Court famously upheld the constitutionality of legislation limiting individual campaign contributions in federal elections. Key to the Court's decision is the notion that the government has a compelling interest in reducing 'the appearance of corruption.' By reducing the public's belief that elected officials are corrupt, the Court argues, we will see increased trust in government and, thereby, increased political participation. This behavioural model is unique in Supreme Court jurisprudence, yet has never been subjected to systematic empirical verification. This book identifies and tests the model with several national surveys. The data refute many of the linkages assumed by the Court, raising questions about the legal foundation for limiting political speech in federal election campaigns.
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Also issued in print: 2021.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Specialized.
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Oxford scholarship online.
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9780197550397 (ebook) :
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