Interest groups and campaign finance reform in the United States and Canada / Robert G. Boatright.

Boatright, Robert G. [Browse]
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2011.
xiv, 261 p. ; 23 cm.


Summary note
"In the early 2000s, the United States and Canada implemented new campaign finance laws restricting the ability of interest groups to make political contributions and to engage in political advertising. Whereas both nations' legislative reforms sought to reduce the role of interest groups in campaigns, these laws have had opposite results in the two nations. In the United States, interest groups remained influential by developing broad coalitions aimed at mobilizing individual voters and contributors. In Canada, interest groups largely withdrew from election campaigns, and thus, important voices in elections have gone silent. Robert G. Boatright explains such disparate results by placing campaign finance reforms in the context of ongoing political and technological changes."--Back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Action note
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  • Introduction : interest groups and campaign finance reform
  • a natural experiment
  • Part I : the roots of reform
  • Interest group studies in Canada and the United States
  • Interest group politics of the 1990s and the campaign finance reform movement
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Part II : consequences of reform
  • Measuring the effects of reform
  • The American response
  • The Canadian response
  • Lessons
  • Reform goals and values
  • Appendix : a primer on brokerage parties.
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