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Campaign Warriors by James A. Thurber
Book DescriptionCampaign politics has become increasingly professionalized in recent years. The growing prevalence and influence of paid consultants in the United States and other democracies is one of the most important factors changing the nature of electoral politics. Campaign Warriors thoroughly examines this critical --and controversial --development and its impact on the political system in the U.S. and other countries. The contributors approach the topic from several different perspectives, including the increasing use of "spin doctors" and the resulting loss of influence of state and national political parties. The book investigates the role of these paid advisers: who they are, what they do and why, and how they feel about their work. The contributors discuss the consultant's relationship with candidates and parties, and analyze the effect of their efforts on election outcome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815784548
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James A. Thurber
American Gridlock, Paperback (November 2015)
American Gridlock is a comprehensive analysis of polarization encompassing national and state politics, voters, elites, activists, the media, and the three branches of government.
Campaigns and Elections American Style, Paperback (August 2013)
Leading political scientists and experienced campaign professionals come together to consider the nuts-and-bolts of American campaigns and elections in conjunction with academic theories and research.
Obama in Office, Paperback (June 2011)
Offers the first scholarly assessment of President Obama and his first two years in office.
Vital Signs, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by James A. Thurber
It was the best of elections; it was the worst of elections. The 2004 presidential contest mobilized a record number of voters, with 121 million Americans showing up at the polls.
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Author Biography - James A. Thurber
James A. Thurber is director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and professor of government at American University, Washington, D.C., USA. Candice J. Nelson is academic director of the Campaign Management Institute and associate professor of government at American University, Washington, D.C., USA.
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