Political Money
Political Money

Political Money

Deregulating American Politics: Selected Writings on Campaign Finance Reform

POLITICAL SCIENCE

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $9.98 (US $9.98) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: June 2000

ISBN 9780817996727

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Overview

Current proposals involve increasing the regulation of campaign expenditures, further restricting campaign donations, creating ever-larger bureaucracies, using public funding for federal campaigns, and attempting to limit political speech not only through legislation but also through constitutional amendment. Through articles, Supreme Court decisions, speeches, and op-eds, Political Moneychallenges the view that current proposals are truly an appropriate public policy approach to campaign finance and argues that controls on campaign expenditures and contributions limit freedom of speech; that controls on the use of such resources smack of censorship; that there is no credible evidence that campaign contributions buy votes; and that more rapid and complete public disclosure is critical

Author Biography

From 1981 to 1983, Annelise Anderson was associate director for economics and government with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She has also advised the governments of Russia, Romania, and the Republic of Georgia on economic reform.