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The Economic Realities of Political Reform
Elections and the US Senate

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Part of Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy

  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521023511

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  • The central political issue in American politics during the 1990s is the need for political campaign reform. The authors examine the United States Senate elections to determine the potential impact of several electoral reform proposals. They conclude that spending limits, contribution limits, and public financing proposals will not necessarily have the impact expected by advocates. The final fate of reform resides with self-interested incumbents who will design reform.

    • This book addresses the highly topical issue of campaign finance reforms in American politics
    • The book includes a concise yet powerful argument regarding the limits to political reform
    • The authors' conclusions are controversial, and do not adhere to the conventional wisdom regarding political reform
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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521023511
    • length: 136 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.215kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    1. The Senate in transition and campaign finance
    2. Early money and profit-taking in Senate campaigns
    3. Targeting rent-provision by major interests
    4. Sitting in the cheap seats?
    5. Implications for campaign finance reform
    6. The future and the rent-seeking legislature

  • Authors

    James L. Regens, Tulane University, Louisiana

    Ronald Keith Gaddie, Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana

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