By Stephen K. Medvic
Stephen ok. Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections addresses particular yet similar facets of yankee electoral democracy―both the approaches that represent campaigns and elections and the avid gamers who're concerned. as well as this balanced insurance on approach and actors, it additionally supplies equivalent billing to either campaigns and elections, and to contests for either legislative and govt positions on the nationwide and kingdom and native point.
The booklet starts off by way of supplying scholars with the conceptual differences among what occurs in an election and the campaigning that proceeds it. major consciousness is dedicated to constructing the context for those campaigns and elections by way of masking the principles of the sport within the American electoral method in addition to facets of election management and the investment of elections. Then the ebook systematically covers the actors at each level―candidates and their businesses, events, curiosity teams, the media, and voters―and the macro point points of campaigns resembling crusade technique and determinants of election results. The booklet concludes with a massive photograph evaluate of crusade ethics and implications of the "permanent campaign".
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S. electoral system at the congressional and presidential levels and redistricting for legislative seats. Chapter 3 will examine election administration and campaign finance. Though each chapter will address some unique approaches to running elections in the states, for a number of reasons the primary focus of this book is on federal elections. First, many of the disputes in election law are constitutional matters and, as noted earlier, the federal Constitution is paramount on these questions. This is particularly true for voting rights, the subject of much of this chapter.
7 Any attempt to summarize the laws governing campaigns and elections in a chapter or two would be futile. Nevertheless, Chapters 2 and 3 cover the major issues with respect to the legal and administrative framework within which campaigns and elections take place. They look at “ballots, bucks, and maps” (as the Georgetown Law School course on election law is subtitled)—that is, suffrage, campaign finance, and redistricting—and the design of our electoral system and the administration of elections.
American Political Science Review 83: 217–31. Some research suggests that other aspects of campaigns, like negative advertising, depress turnout (see Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar. 1995. Going Negative: How Political Advertisements Shrink and Polarize the Electorate. ), though this conclusion is in dispute (see Martin P. Wattenberg and Craig Leonard Brians. 1999. ). Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green, and Ron Shachar. 2003. ” American Journal of Political Science 47: 540–50. James A. McCann, Ronald B.