Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America

by Nina Kasniunas, Daniel M. Shea
     
 

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America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy as well. Campaign Rules provides political activists, researchers, and all citizens an easy-to-use reference tool to help sort out the dizzying breadth of… See more details below

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America may be the most election-crazed nation in the world, boasting roughly 500,000 elected positions nationwide. Americans use elections not only to select candidates, but to directly change government policy as well. Campaign Rules provides political activists, researchers, and all citizens an easy-to-use reference tool to help sort out the dizzying breadth of state-based electoral rules.

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Politics
The book includes a plethora of information divided by state. All of the bases are covered from basic demographics—population, voter registration and turnout—to the campaign essential—filing deadlines, capaign finance restrictions and candidate requirements. Each state's chapter also includes information on judicial elections, which are often overlooked in the usual discussion of campaigns. . . . The beauty of this book is it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.
CHOICE
This handy little reference book by Kasniunas and Shea (both, Allegheny College) provides a current snapshot of the complex and often confusing jumble of campaign and election regulations in all 50 states. Each section spotlights a different state and includes a small map; voter turnout statistics for the last five statewide elections; outcomes for the most recent presidential and gubernatorial general elections; an overview of current voting, candidate, campaign finance, and lobbying regulations; and basic information on judicial elections, ballot initiatives, and referenda, when applicable. Even without an index or extensive images, this well-written and concise single volume provides researchers and citizens with an excellent ready-reference resource. Summing Up: Recommended.
Campaign and Elections
The beauty of this book is that it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.
Choice
This handy little reference book by Kasniunas and Shea (both, Allegheny College) provides a current snapshot of the complex and often confusing jumble of campaign and election regulations in all 50 states. Each section spotlights a different state and includes a small map; voter turnout statistics for the last five statewide elections; outcomes for the most recent presidential and gubernatorial general elections; an overview of current voting, candidate, campaign finance, and lobbying regulations; and basic information on judicial elections, ballot initiatives, and referenda, when applicable. Even without an index or extensive images, this well-written and concise single volume provides researchers and citizens with an excellent ready-reference resource. Summing Up: Recommended.
Campaigns & Elections
The beauty of this book is that it provides a one-stop shop for information that is typically located in a variety of places.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442201774
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
2 MB

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