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Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2
     

Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

by Glenn H. Utter, Ruth Ann Strickland
 

ISBN-10: 159884069X

ISBN-13: 9781598840698

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This handbook provides a sweeping overview of U.S. campaign and election reform efforts, past and present, from the introduction of the secret ballot to touch-screen voting.

Overview

This handbook provides a sweeping overview of U.S. campaign and election reform efforts, past and present, from the introduction of the secret ballot to touch-screen voting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598840698
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Tables

List of Figures

1 Background and History,

History of Campaign and Election Reform,

Suffrage Expansion and Voting Rights,

Term Limits,

Ballot Fraud and Voter Fraud,

The Electoral College,

Candidate Nominations,

Progressive Era Reforms,

Low Voter Turnout,

Elections in a Crisis,

Legislative Apportionment and Gerrymandering,

Campaign Finance, the Federal Election Campaign Act, and the Bipartisan

Campaign Reform Act,

The Help America Vote Act and Beyond,

References,

2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions,

Introduction,

Electoral Mechanics,

Election Ballots,

The Electoral College,

Low Voter Turnout,

Early and Absentee Voting,

Simplifying Election Forms,

Voting and the Disabled,

Mail-Ballot Elections,

Voting Assistance Programs,

Public Employees,

Representation Systems,

At-Large Elections,

District Elections,

Multimember Districts,

Proportional Representation,

Campaign Advertising and the Mass Media,

Nontraditional Voters,

Campaign Spending,

References,

3 Worldwide Perspectives,

Campaigns and Elections in Selected Western European Democracies

Denmark,

England,

France,

Germany,

Italy,

Norway,

Poland,

Sweden,

References,

4 Chronology,

5 Biographical Sketches,

Herbert E. Alexander,

Douglas J. Amy,

Susan Brownell Anthony,

Kathleen L. Barber,

Kimball William Brace,

Richard A. Cloward,

Chandler Davidson,

David L. Dill,

Richard L. Engstrom,

Russ Feingold,

Bernard N. Grofman,

Lani Guinier,

Stanley A. Halpin,

Bev Harris,

Paul Jacob,

David B. Magleby,

Michael J. Malbin,

Thomas E. Mann,

John S. McCain III,

Laughlin McDonald,

Louise Overacker,

Mark P. Petracca,

Richard H. Pildes,

Frances Fox Pivens,

Trevor Potter,

Robert (Rob) Ritchie,

Elizabeth Cady Stanton,

Edward Still,

Fred Wertheimer,

6 Facts and Data,

Campaign Finance Law,

Public Attitudes toward Campaign Finance Laws,

Electoral and Voting Controversies,

Public Attitudes toward the Electoral and Voting Processes,

Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Campaign Finance,

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Political Participation,

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Redistricting,

The Costs of Elections,

Voter Turnout and Voter Registration,

Quotations,

Alternate Electoral Systems,

Balloting and Voting,

Buckley v. Valeo,

Campaign Finance Reform,

Electoral College,

Money and Elections,

Racial Gerrymandering,

Redistricting and Reapportionment,

Term Limits,

Voting Rights,

References,

7 Directory of Organizations,

8 Resources,

Print Resources,

Nonprint Resources,

Glossary,

Index,

About the Author

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