Law and Election Politics: The Rules of the Game / Edition 2by Matthew J. Streb
Pub. Date: 10/23/2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudiedas, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most importantand most/b>… See more details below
Though the courts have been extremely active in interpreting the rules of the electoral game, this role is misunderstood and understudiedas, in many cases, are the rules themselves. Law and Election Politics illustrates how election laws and electoral politics are intertwined, analyzing the rules of the game and some of the most importantand most controversialdecisions the courts have made on a variety of election-related subjects.
More than a typical law book that summarizes cases, Mathew Streb has assembled an outstanding group of scholars to place electoral laws and the courts‘ rulings on those laws in the context of electoral politics. They comprehensively cover the range of topics important to election lawcampaign finance, political parties, campaigning, redistricting, judicial elections, the Internet, voting machines, voter identification, ballot access, and direct democracy. This is an essential resource both for students of the electoral process and scholars of election law and election reform.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Linking Election Law and Electoral Politics, Matthew J. Streb. 1: Campaign Finance LawThe Changing Role of Parties and Interest Groups, Michael M. Franz. 2: Public Financing of ElectionsPast, Present, Future, Peter L. Francia. 3: The Internet The Promise of Democratization of American Politics, Lee E. Goodman. 4: Voting MachinesThe Question of Equal Protection, Thad Hall and Lucy Williams. 5: Voter Identification LawsThe Controversy over Voter Fraud, Lorraine C. Minnite. 6: Early Voting: The Quiet Revolution in American Elections, Paul Gronke. 7: RecountsElections in Overtime, Edward B. Foley. 8: Direct DemocracyRegulating the "Will of the People," Daniel A. Smith. 9: Political Parties and PrimariesThe Tension between Free Association and the Right to Vote, Kristin Kanthak and Eric Loepp. 10: Third PartiesHow American Election Law and Institutions Cripple Third Parties, Marjorie Randon Hershey. 11: RedistrictingRacial and Partisan Issues Past and Present, Charles S. Bullock III. 12: Judicial ElectionsJust Like Any Other Election, Matthew J. Streb
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