Campaign finance in local elections : buying the grassroots / Brian E. Adams.

Author
Adams, Brian E., 1973- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2010.
Description
x, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Summary note
Even in local elections, money matters -- but just how much? Drawing on multifaceted data from more than 700 races featuring 2,800 candidates, Brian Adams comprehensively investigates the role of money and the effects of campaign finance reforms at the local level. Adams covers mayoral and city council races across several election cycles, offering analysis of cities representing a range of forms of government, demographic profiles, and approaches to the regulation of campaign finance. Throughout, he evaluates claims about the costs and benefits of changes to the financing rules and also relates his findings to broader concerns about citizen participation in self-governance at the local level. -- Publisher description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Local elections, campaign finance, and the health of American democracy
  • The cities and the data
  • Campaign finance, competition, and electoral success
  • Why campaign spending matters
  • Electoral accessibility and the campaign finance barrier
  • Biases in the contributor pool
  • The effects of contribution limits
  • The impact of public financing
  • Conclusion : reforming city elections.
ISBN
  • 9781935049173 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1935049178 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2009030502
OCLC
427704578
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