Money, power & elections : how campaign finance reform subverts American democracy / Rodney A. Smith.

Author
Smith, Rodney A., 1941- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2006.
Description
xiv, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Politics@media [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-192).
Contents
  • The folly of reform
  • The rise and fall of citizen sovereignty
  • Rome : a flawed model
  • Citizen sovereignty : the dearest thing of all
  • The constitution and America's first political campaign
  • American democracy and political parties
  • What is an election, anyway?
  • Political campaigns and money
  • The perceived corruption of money versus the real corruption of power
  • We the sovereigns, not we the subjects
  • The crux of the problem
  • Supreme Court mandates run amok
  • Empirical evidence
  • Freedom of the press
  • Political fund-raising : the current reality
  • The twenty-eighth amendment.
Other title(s)
Money, power and elections
ISBN
0807131288 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005023906
OCLC
61458174
International Article Number
  • 9780807131282
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