Politics For Dummies

Politics For Dummies

by Ann DeLaney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764508875
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 144,978
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ann DeLaney is the first woman to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for lieutenant governor of Indiana. She has also served as commissioner of the Marion Superior Court.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Politics and You.

Chapter 1: It's Politics, Baby!

Chapter 2: The Money versus Vote Analysis.

Part II: Making Your Voice Heard.

Chapter 3: Be a Part of the Solution -
Vote!

Chapter 4: Contributing Your Time or Money.

Chapter 5: Telling Politicians What's on Your Mind.

Chapter 6: Getting Political on the Internet.

Part III: Politics Is a Team Sport.

Chapter 7: Partying with Politics.

Chapter 8: Taking Sides.

Chapter 9: Joining a Special Interest Group.

Part IV: It's All Marketing.

Chapter 10: Harry Handler Meets Carly Candidate.

Chapter 11: Selling the Candidates, Warts and All.

Chapter 12: Truth in Advertising.

Chapter 13: Casting That Vote!

Part V: Let the Campaigns Begin!

Chapter 14: Who Says Talk Is Cheap? (Where Your ContributionGoes).

Chapter 15: For Whom the Campaign Polls.

Chapter 16: Dodging the Issues: What You Can Do.

Chapter 17: Campaigning For Your Vote.

Chapter 18: Negative Campaigning: The Dark Side of Politics.

Chapter 19: The Money Thing: Is Reform Possible?

Part VI: Presidential Politics.

Chapter 20: Throwing Their Hats In the Ring.

Chapter 21: Getting the Party Started: National PartyConventions.

Chapter 22: The Electoral College and the 2000 PresidentialElection.

Chapter 23: Some Really Big Shoes: Electing a President.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: The Ten Commandments of Modern Politics.

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Teach Your Children About Politics.

Chapter 26: Ten Common Political Mistakes.

Chapter 27: Ten (or so) Quotable Quotes.

Appendix: State Voting Requirements.

Index.

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