The Making of the American Campaign Finance System
By (author) Kurt Hohenstein
Normal Price: $82.00
Your Price: $73.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.69 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Coining Corruption by Kurt Hohenstein
Book DescriptionIn the wake of Watergate, Congress passed the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) in an effort to prevent the corruption of future elections. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), defined corruption as quid pro quo - "get for giving" - meaning Congress could only regulate the kind of corruption that had occurred if a campaign contributor received political favors from the candidate. This definition has since shaped and limited efforts at campaign finance reform, often with ironic and unintended consequences. By shifting the focus to the source and amount of contributions, however, the justices in the Buckley decision ignored disparities in funding and the resulting ability of particular candidates to dominate communication channels.In "Coining Corruption", legal and political historian Kurt Hohenstein provides a hitherto untold story about the successes and limitations of political reform. From 1876 until 1976, lawmakers and courts permitted regulation that potentially infringed upon freedom of speech: they understood corruption as the conversion of economic power into political power. In their view, corruption existed if a candidate's unfettered campaign spending overwhelmed other voices and limited real deliberation. Yet, as Hohenstein shows, Buckley's limited quid pro quo definition ignores these considerations.Following the evolution of the campaign finance system through the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001 and the Supreme Court's decisions in McConnell v. FEC (2001) and Landell v. Sorrell (2006), Hohenstein calls for a return to a broad, historical understanding of corruption. American democracy demands regulation of the sources and amounts of campaign funding in order to prevent a monopoly on the vehicles of political debate. Those interested in reform politics, public policy, constitutional history, and Congress will appreciate this ground-breaking study.
Buy Coining Corruption book by Kurt Hohenstein from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780875803777
(235mm x 159mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Coining Corruption book by Kurt Hohenstein and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Kurt Hohenstein
KURT HOHENSTEIN, who served as a Research Assistant on the National Commission on Election Reform, is Assistant Professor of History at Winona State University.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.