Campaigns on the Cutting Edge, 2nd Edition / Edition 1

Campaigns on the Cutting Edge, 2nd Edition / Edition 1

by Richard J Semiatin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452202842

ISBN-13: 9781452202846

Pub. Date: 04/18/2012

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention.

In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this

Overview

At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention.

In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it. He depicts village pastors who survived massacres, the child soldier assassin of President Kabila, a female Hutu activist who relives the hunting and methodical extermination of fellow refugees, and key architects of the war that became as great a disaster as--and was a direct consequence of--the genocide in neighboring Rwanda. Through their stories, he tries to understand why such mass violence made sense, and why stability has been so elusive.

Through their voices, and an astonishing wealth of knowledge and research, Stearns chronicles the political, social, and moral decay of the Congolese State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452202846
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Contributors xiii

Part I The New Political Campaign 1

1 Introduction - Campaigns on the Cutting Edge Richard J. Semiatin 3

2 Fundraising - Continuity and Change Robert G. Boatright 11

3 Paid Media - In an Era of Rapid and Revolutionary Change Tad Devine 28

4 Social and New Media - An Evolving Future Michael Turk 48

5 Polling in the Twenty-First Century - Part Past, Part Future Candice J. Nelson 65

6 Voter Mobilization - Into the Future Richard J. Semiatin 81

Part II The Evolving Campaign - Adaptation by Political Institutions and Groups 101

7 Political Parties - Beyond Revitalization Tari Renner 103

8 Interest Groups and the Future of Campaigns Nina Therese Kasniunas Mark J. Rozell 121

9 Campaign Press Coverage-Instantaneous Joseph Graf Jeremy D. Mayer 138

10 Campaign Finance Reform in the Post-Citizens United Era Peter L. Francia Wesley Joe Clyde Wilcox 157

11 Redistricting - The Shift Toward South and West Continues Jeffrey Crouch 177

12 Women and Campaigns - Growing Female Activism From the Grass Roots to the Top Susan A. Macmanus Renee Dabbs Mary L. Moss 193

13 Minority Candidates and the Changing Landscape of Campaigns in the Twenty-First Century Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown 211

14 New Political Campaigns and Democracy Dick Simpson 226

Index 241

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