Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook

Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook

by Glenn H. Utter, Ruth Ann Strickland
     
 

Why is voter turnout in the United States so low compared with that in other Western democracies? Many experts feel that the present system of campaigns, elections, and election laws has caused mass disillusionment, which discourages voter participation.

Campaign and Election Reform gathers a wealth of information about attempts to reform the electoral process. The

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Overview

Why is voter turnout in the United States so low compared with that in other Western democracies? Many experts feel that the present system of campaigns, elections, and election laws has caused mass disillusionment, which discourages voter participation.

Campaign and Election Reform gathers a wealth of information about attempts to reform the electoral process. The authors discuss such political circumstances as party corruption and excessive campaign donations. Emphasis is placed on the various explanations for continued low voter turnout rates and suggested changes in the electoral system that may increase citizen participation.

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This reference handbook on US electoral reforms offers brief descriptions of key reforms throughout the country's history, a chronology of significant events, biographical sketches of key figures, survey and other data on campaign financing and related matters, quotations on such topics as term limits and racial gerrymandering, a list of organizations and agencies, a lengthy annotated list of books, and shorter lists of periodicals, nonprint media, and Internet resources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher

"Campaign and Election Reform examines the errors and innovations different countries have made, and is highly recommended for anyone who wants to better understand democracy." - Midwest Book Review

"Campaign and Election Reform offers a solid overview of the topic with enough detail to be a good source for more extensive research; it is appropriate for a wide audience and recommended for high school, college, public, and special libraries." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874368628
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.36(d)

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