The Battle for Congress
Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election
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Battle for Congress by David B. Magleby
Book DescriptionJust in time for the coming election year, this book looks at the changing of the guard in 2006 and speculates on where the system may be heading in 2008. It provides an in-depth examination of the ways in which candidates, interest groups, and parties perceived their opportunities and allocated their campaign resources during the midterm elections. The role of money, which was influenced by campaign finance reform, is a special focus in this book. The theme of political scandal has frequently raised concerns that Republican leadership had become a "culture of corruption" that had flourished under their watch, which is also addressed in this book. The war in Iraq, however, may be the most important factor-not only in the 2006 battle for Congress, but for the 2008 battle for the White House as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594515569
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David B. Magleby
Financing the 2012 Election, Paperback (August 2014)
The amount of money flowing through US politics continues to astound. "While not all expenditures are reported," writes David Magleby, "our best estimate is that at least number 8 billion was spent in the 2012 federal elections." This book examines the important changes and legal challenges to the law and regulation of campaign finance.
Financing the 2008 Election, Paperback (March 2011)
The 2008 elections were by any standard historic. The nation elected its first African American president, and the Republicans nominated their first female candidate for vice president.
Battle for Congress, Hardback (April 2008)
Examine the ways in which candidates, interest groups and parties perceived ran their campaign during the 2006 US midterm elections.
Financing the 2004 Election, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by David B. Magleby
In the wake of recent legislation, court challenges, and demands for reform, campaign finance remains one of the most important and controversial aspects of the world's oldest democracy.
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Author Biography - David B. Magleby
David B. Magleby is nationally recognized for his expertise on direct democracy, voting behavior, and campaign finance. He received his B.A. from the University of Utah in 1973 and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. Currently a Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, and Dean of the College of Family Home and Social Science at Brigham Young University, Professor Magleby has also taught at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and the University of Virginia. Kelly Patterson is Director of the Center for the Study of Elections Democracy and former chair of the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. After teaching at Franklin and Marshall College from 1989 to 1993, Patterson came to Brigham Young University, where his research and teaching activities focus on American politics, political parties, Congress and elections, public opinion, quantitative methods, and political theory.
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