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Comparative Political Finance in the 1980s
     

Comparative Political Finance in the 1980s

by Herbert E. Alexander
 

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This book concerns the financing of politics, political parties, candidates and elections in eleven countries. It contains case studies of individual countries, various country-by-country comparisons, and a conceptual framework enabling the reader to understand the context of financial sources and implications of funding sources. All the chapters demonstrate the

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This book concerns the financing of politics, political parties, candidates and elections in eleven countries. It contains case studies of individual countries, various country-by-country comparisons, and a conceptual framework enabling the reader to understand the context of financial sources and implications of funding sources. All the chapters demonstrate the problems common to democracies seeking to regulate uses and abuses of money in politics in pluralistic societies in which there are numerous openings for political disbursements;
many present themes emphasizing forms of public funding (alternatively called state aid in some countries) in which governments assist parties or candidates to subsist and compete. Professor Alexander has assembled a distinguished international team of contributors to present this first major appraisal of such a vital aspect of democratic practice for nearly twenty years.

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These original papers focus in an integrated manner on how eleven countries finance their politics, political parties, candidates and elections. There are case studies, country-by-country comparisons, and a conceptual framework for understanding the context of the issues and problems involved. Both public (or state) and private modes of political finance are considered. Caution: the countries examined are all described as democratic and pluralistic, characterizations not without controversy. With notes and many useful tables. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780521102483
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Series:
Advances in Political Science Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

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