Money and Politics

Author: Joo-Cheong Tham
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921410094
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"Examines the various ways in which money influences Australian politics: private and public funding, income and spending, direct contributions to political parties as well as lobbying." - cover.

Science Money and Politics

Author: Daniel S. Greenberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226306353
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Greenberg explores how scientific research is funded in the United States, including why the political process distributes the funds the way it does and how it can be corrupted by special interests in academia, business, and political machines.

Political Economy of Money

Author: George Macesich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275965723
Format: PDF
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Placing the ease with which money lends itself to political manipulation into economic, historical, and political perspective, this study examines the emerging fiat monetary regime in a world of nation states determined to preserve their sovereignty.

Money and Politics

Author: Paula Baker
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271046068
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That large financial contributions distort American politics and American democracy is an idea that stands as a truism in political debate. It has fired reform movements; it has inspired round after round of efforts to limit who can give to candidates and parties, how much they can give, and how much campaigns can spend. The laws have generated constitutional arguments about free speech, a still inconclusive literature on whether contributions actually shape policy, and a great deal of work for lawyers and financial analysts who monitor compliance. In the wake of Enron's collapse and subsequent revelations about that corporation's involvement with policy makers, the public's attention has once again focused on the role that money plays in politics. Little of the scholarly work (and none of the legal work) is historical. Yet history can shed light on the long-running debate about the impact of money on politics and what, if anything, are plausible policy options. This collection of original essays is a step in that direction. The chapters cover episodes from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s. They illustrate how deep concern about money in politics runs&—and how the definition of the problem has changed over time. Through the nineteenth century, the &"spoils system&" in which party loyalists gained reward for their efforts appeared to be the evil that blocked responsive parties and honest public administration. Party war chests that brought howls of complaint (and great exaggeration) seemed quaint by the middle of the twentieth century. In part because reform had weakened the parties and campaigns required consultants' skills in coordination and in part because television advertising was so expensive, the cost of campaigns rose. Candidates griped and policy entrepreneurs worked out possible solutions, which were in place before the Watergate scandal focused public attention on campaign finance. In the history of campaign-finance reform, one generation's solutions have tended to become another's problem. Contributors to the volume are Paula Baker, Robert Mutch, Mark Wahlgren Summers, and Julian E. Zelizer. &

Money Politics and Democracy

Author: Harold J. Jansen
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 077481893X
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In 2004, Jean Chrtien's Liberals banned corporations and unions from contributing financially to political parties. In 2008, opposition leaders were prepared to defeat the Conservative Party over its proposal to eliminate public subsidies to parties. In this book, prominent political scientists explore the underlying issues that led to the showdown. Are publicly funded parties compatible with democracy? What effects has party finance reform had on elections and on the balance of power between parties and donors and between national parties and local organizations? Contributors show that campaign finance reforms have shaped party organization and electoral competition, contributing to successive minority governments.

Money and Politics

Author: Luca Einaudi
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199243662
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"This book is written in an accessible and multi-disciplinary fashion, and will appeal to economists, historians, and political scientists with an interest in the formation and readjustment of government policies. It also paints a fascinating picture for policymakers and all those concerned with current debates surrounding EMU and the British position."--BOOK JACKET.

Monetary Politics

Author: John T. Woolley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521312479
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The first book to describe and analyze the complex relationships between the Federal Reserve and the President, the Congress, bankers, and economists. Professor Woolley demonstrates that the Federal Reserve is very sensitive to a wide range of political influences.