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The Resource Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform, Robert E. Mutch

Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform, Robert E. Mutch

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Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform
Title
Buying the vote
Title remainder
a history of campaign finance reform
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Mutch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Campaign finance reform has always been motivated by a definition of democracy that does not count corporations as citizens and holds that self-government works best by reducing political inequality. In the early years of the twentieth century, Congress recognized the strength of these principles by prohibiting corporations from making campaign contributions, passing a disclosure law, and setting limits on campaign expenditures. These reforms were not controversial at the time, but conservative opposition to them appeared in the 1970s. That opposition was well represented in the Supreme Court, which has rolled back reform by granting First Amendment rights to corporations and declaring the goal of reducing political inequality to be unconstitutional. Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking changes in the way presidential campaigns have been funded since the late nineteenth century, and changes in the debate over how to reform fundraising practices. A close examination of major Supreme Court decisions shows how the Court has fashioned a new and profoundly inegalitarian redefinition of American democracy"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mutch, Robert E
Dewey number
324.7/80973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1991
LC item number
.M88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campaign funds
  • Campaign funds
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • Campaign funds
  • Campaign funds
  • United States
Label
Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform, Robert E. Mutch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From reform to reaction: since 1996
  • From plutocrats to populists: 1884-1900
  • The 1904 election and the first scandals: 1904-1907
  • The beginning of reform: 1905-1907
  • The triumph of reform: 1908-1911
  • Big business money remains dominant: 1912-1928
  • Organized labor becomes active: 1932-1948
  • The revival of reform: 1952-1972
  • From Buckley to Austin: 1976-1990
Control code
ocn862780838
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 363 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199340002
Lccn
2013050417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199340002
  • (OCoLC)862780838
Label
Buying the vote : a history of campaign finance reform, Robert E. Mutch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From reform to reaction: since 1996
  • From plutocrats to populists: 1884-1900
  • The 1904 election and the first scandals: 1904-1907
  • The beginning of reform: 1905-1907
  • The triumph of reform: 1908-1911
  • Big business money remains dominant: 1912-1928
  • Organized labor becomes active: 1932-1948
  • The revival of reform: 1952-1972
  • From Buckley to Austin: 1976-1990
Control code
ocn862780838
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 363 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199340002
Lccn
2013050417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199340002
  • (OCoLC)862780838

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