Campaigns and Elections : Issues, Concepts, Cases / Edition 1

Campaigns and Elections : Issues, Concepts, Cases / Edition 1

by Robert P. Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588261441

ISBN-13: 9781588261441

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

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.…  See more details below

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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, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588261441
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Current Issues in Campaigns
1Inside the War Room: Political Consultants in Modern Campaigns17
2Campaign Pollsters and Polling: Manipulating the Voter or Taking the Electorate's Pulse?31
3The Technological Evolution of Campaigns: A Look at New and Emerging Practices47
4Case: Incumbency and Issue Advocacy in Pennsylvania's Thirteenth District57
5Case: Violating the "Appearance Standard": A Local Campaign Controversy67
Pt. 2Current Issues in Elections
6Partisan Politics in a Nonpartisan Society83
7Reforming the Reforms: Campaign Finance and Congress99
8Democratic Survival in the Republican South119
9Case: The Contested Vote for Mississippi Governor131
10Case: Two Views of the Florida Controversy139
View 1: What Happened in Florida on November 7, 2000?139
View 2: Election 2000 - A League of Women Voters' Perspective150
Pt. 3Candidates and Voters
11Women's Underrepresentation in Elective Office169
12Minority Voters and Candidates: Tracking Trends183
13Covering Candidates and Informing Voters: Newspaper Coverage of a Gubernatorial Election203
14Case: The Maverick Campaign and Election of Jesse Ventura221
15Case: Showdown in the Empire State - Clinton Versus Lazio229
Pt. 4Conclusion
16The Congressional Elections of 2000: Tradition Meets Competition in the New Age241
17The Significance of the 2000 Presidential Election: Institutional Impact and Possible Reforms253
Notes267
Bibliography285
The Contributors309
Index313
About the Book319

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