The Election After Reform: Money, Politics, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

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These groundbreaking studies, rich with data, include chapters on: · Political parties (by Anthony Corrado, Robin Kolodny, Diana Dwyre, Raymond LaRaja) · "527" committees and interest groups (by Steve Weissman, Ruth Hassan, Robert Boatright, Michael Malbin, Mark Rozell, Clyde Wilcox) · Television ads (by Kenneth Goldstein, Michael Franz, Joel Rivlin) · The "ground war" (by David Magleby, Kelly Patterson) · Congressional politics (by Gary Jacobson, Jennifer Steen) · Presidential campaigns (by Michael Malbin). A must read for its insightful and nuanced assessments of the effects of reform.

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Editorial Reviews

All chapters...demonstrate sound standards of academic scholarship. Recommended.
Political Science Quarterly
The volume provides the most judicious and comprehensive treatment of contemporary campaign finance available. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a better collection of scholarly insights into modern campaign finance.
All chapters...demonstrate sound standards of academic scholarship. Recommended.
Marjorie R. Hershey
This is a truly valuable book! I'd strongly recommend it to researchers and lay people interested in politics, as well as for classroom use.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742538696
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Campaigning American Style Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Malbin is executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute and professor of political science at University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Assessing the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Part 2 Part I: The Political Parties Post-BCRA Chapter 3 Party Finance in the Wake of BCRA: An Overview Chapter 4 The Parties' Congressional Campaign Committees in 2004 Chapter 5 State and Local Political Parties Part 6 Part II: Interest Groups and Advocacy Organizations Chapter 7 BCRA and the 527 Groups Chapter 8 Interest Groups and Advocacy Organizations After BCRA Part 9 Part III: Air Wars and Ground Wars Chapter 10 Much More of the Same: Television Advertising Pre- and Post- BCRA Chapter 11 Stepping Out of the Shadows? Ground-War Activity in 2004 Part 12 Part IV: Candidates and Elections Chapter 13 The First Congressional Elections After BCRA Chapter 14 Self-Financed Candidates and the "Millionaires' Amendment" Chapter 15 A Public Funding System in Jeopardy: Lessons from the Presidential Nomination Contest of 2004

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