Campaigns and Elections: Issues, Concepts, Cases

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This handsomely bound volume contains 17 contributions from scholars, political professionals, and election administrators on the electoral process at the local, state, and national levels. Some of the topics addressed include the use of political consultants, the controversy surrounding campaign finance reform, and the underrepresentation of women in elective office. A number of case studies—including the contested election of George W. Bush—serve to illustrate the concepts covered. Annotation ©2003 Book News, ...
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Overview

This handsomely bound volume contains 17 contributions from scholars, political professionals, and election administrators on the electoral process at the local, state, and national levels. Some of the topics addressed include the use of political consultants, the controversy surrounding campaign finance reform, and the underrepresentation of women in elective office. A number of case studies—including the contested election of George W. Bush—serve to illustrate the concepts covered. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588261205
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Current Issues in Campaigns
1 Inside the War Room: Political Consultants in Modern Campaigns 17
2 Campaign Pollsters and Polling: Manipulating the Voter or Taking the Electorate's Pulse? 31
3 The Technological Evolution of Campaigns: A Look at New and Emerging Practices 47
4 Case: Incumbency and Issue Advocacy in Pennsylvania's Thirteenth District 57
5 Case: Violating the "Appearance Standard": A Local Campaign Controversy 67
Pt. 2 Current Issues in Elections
6 Partisan Politics in a Nonpartisan Society 83
7 Reforming the Reforms: Campaign Finance and Congress 99
8 Democratic Survival in the Republican South 119
9 Case: The Contested Vote for Mississippi Governor 131
10 Case: Two Views of the Florida Controversy 139
View 1: What Happened in Florida on November 7, 2000? 139
View 2: Election 2000 - A League of Women Voters' Perspective 150
Pt. 3 Candidates and Voters
11 Women's Underrepresentation in Elective Office 169
12 Minority Voters and Candidates: Tracking Trends 183
13 Covering Candidates and Informing Voters: Newspaper Coverage of a Gubernatorial Election 203
14 Case: The Maverick Campaign and Election of Jesse Ventura 221
15 Case: Showdown in the Empire State - Clinton Versus Lazio 229
Pt. 4 Conclusion
16 The Congressional Elections of 2000: Tradition Meets Competition in the New Age 241
17 The Significance of the 2000 Presidential Election: Institutional Impact and Possible Reforms 253
Notes 267
Bibliography 285
The Contributors 309
Index 313
About the Book 319
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