Choices and changes [electronic resource] : interest groups in the electoral process / Michael M. Franz.

Author
Franz, Michael M., 1976- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.
Description
1 online resource (242 p.)

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Choices and Changes is the most comprehensive examination to date of the impact of interest groups on recent American electoral politics. Richly informed, theoretically and empirically, it is the first book to explain the emergence of aggressive interest group electioneering tactics in the mid-1990s-including "soft money" contributions, issue ads, and "527s" (IRS-classified political organizations). Michael Franz argues that changing political and legal contexts have clearly influenced the behavior of interest groups. To support his argument, he tracks in detail the evolu
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-216) and index.
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English
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The Puzzle of Interest Group Electioneering; Chapter 2 Election Law and Electoral Politics Between FECA and BCRA; Chapter 3 A Theory of Emergent and Changing Interest Group Tactics; Chapter 4 Putting PACs in (Political) Context(s); Chapter 5 Understanding Soft Money; Chapter 6 Following 527s and Watching Issue Advocacy; Chapter 7 Tracking the Regulatory Context; Chapter 8 Conclusion; Appendix PAC Ideology Measure; Notes; Bibliography; Index
ISBN
  • 9786611383107
  • 1-281-38310-4
  • 1-281-87900-2
  • 9786611879006
  • 1-59213-675-3
OCLC
  • 476156699
  • 560634919
  • 823840085
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