The Governing Crisis: Media, Money, and Marketing in American Elections / Edition 2by W. Lance Bennett
Pub. Date: 09/28/1995
A forceful and provocative exploration of the political process in America, The Governing Crisis organizes its critique around the themes of media, money, and marketing. Bennett then takes students beyond analysis by making recommendations for reform, and by making clear to students the impact of the text's subject on their daily lives.
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Table of ContentsPART I: THE NEW AMERICAN POLITICS. 1. The Governing Crisis. 2. The New American Election: Marketing George Bush in 1988. 3. The Angry Electorate: Reinventing Bill Clinton in 1992. PART II: THE ROOTS OF THE CRISIS. 4. Origins of the New American Politics. 5. Wait! Hasn't It Always Been Like This? 6. The Big Buydown: Media, Money, and Marketing at Work. PART III: POLITICAL CULTURE AT THE CROSSROADS. 7. Running on (Empty) Ritual. 8. Failing the Presidential Character Test. PART IV: THE FUTURE OF ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY. 9. Leadership, Symbolic Politics, and the Struggle for Democracy. 10. Reversing the Decline by Reforming the System. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.
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