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The Resource Campaign finance and political polarization : when purists prevail, Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner

Campaign finance and political polarization : when purists prevail, Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner

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Campaign finance and political polarization : when purists prevail
Title
Campaign finance and political polarization
Title remainder
when purists prevail
Statement of responsibility
Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Efforts to reform the U.S. campaign finance system typically focus on the corrupting influence of large contributions. Yet, as Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner argue, reforms aimed at cutting the flow of money into politics have unintentionally favored candidates with extreme ideological agendas and, consequently, fostered political polarization. Drawing on data from 50 states and the U.S. Congress over 20 years, La Raja and Schaffner reveal that current rules allow wealthy ideological groups and donors to dominate the financing of political campaigns. In order to attract funding, candidates take uncompromising positions on key issues and, if elected, take their partisan views into the legislature. As a remedy, the authors propose that additional campaign money be channeled through party organizations - rather than directly to candidates - because these organizations tend to be less ideological than the activists who now provide the lion's share of money to political candidates. Shifting campaign finance to parties would ease polarization by reducing the influence of 'purist' donors with their rigid policy stances. La Raja and Schaffner conclude the book with policy recommendations for campaign finance in the United States. They are among the few non-libertarians who argue that less regulation, particularly for political parties, may in fact improve the democratic process."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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La Raja, Raymond J.
Dewey number
324.7/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1991
LC item number
.L28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schaffner, Brian F.
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  • Campaign funds
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
Label
Campaign finance and political polarization : when purists prevail, Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner
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Publication
Bar code
31223118774208
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Campaign finance laws, purists, and pragmatists : who benefits? -- The ideological wellsprings of campaign money -- Who gets campaign money and why rules matter -- Ideological polarization in state legislatures -- The hydraulics of campaign money -- The future of reform : build canals, not dams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780472072996
Lccn
2015025150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 922836022
  • 922836022
  • (OCoLC)922836022
Label
Campaign finance and political polarization : when purists prevail, Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner
Publication
Bar code
31223118774208
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Campaign finance laws, purists, and pragmatists : who benefits? -- The ideological wellsprings of campaign money -- Who gets campaign money and why rules matter -- Ideological polarization in state legislatures -- The hydraulics of campaign money -- The future of reform : build canals, not dams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780472072996
Lccn
2015025150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 922836022
  • 922836022
  • (OCoLC)922836022

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