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Democracy by the people, reforming campaign finance in America, edited by Eugene D. Mazo, Timothy K. Kuhner.

Summary
Thanks to a series of recent US Supreme Court decisions, corporations can now spend unlimited sums to influence elections, Super PACs and dark money groups are flourishing, and wealthy individuals and special interests increasingly dominate American politics. Despite the overwhelming support of Americans to fix this broken system, serious efforts at reform have languished. Campaign finance is a highly intricate and complex area of the law, and the current system favors the incumbent politicians who oversee it. This illuminating book takes these hard realities as a starting point and offers realistic solutions to reform campaign finance. With contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of election law, it should be read by anyone interested in reclaiming the promise of American democracy
Table Of Contents
The third coming of American plutocracy : what campaign finance reformers are up against / Timothy K. Kuhner -- Liberty, equality, bribery, and self-government : reframing the campaign finance debate / Deborah Hellman -- Aligning campaign finance law / Nicholas Stephanopoulos -- Reforming campaign finance reform : the future of public funding / Richard Briffault -- Raising all of our voices for democracy : a hybrid public funding proposal / Adam Lioz -- Reorienting disclosure debates in a post-citizens united world / Katherine Shaw -- Beyond repair : FEC reform and deadlock deference / Daniel P. Tokaji -- The people's pledge : campaign finance reform without legal reform / Ganesh Sitaraman -- Super PAC insurance : a private sector solution to reform campaign finance / Nick Warshaw -- Constraining and channeling corporate political power in Trump's America / Kent Greenfield -- Reforming lobbying / Maggie McKinley -- Regulating campaign finance through legislative recusal rules / Eugene D. Mazo -- Contributions and corruption : restoring aggregate limits in the states / Michael D. Gilbert -- Developing better empirical evidence for future campaign finance cases / Brent Ferguson and Chisun Lee -- Fixing the Supreme Court's mistake : the case for the Twenty-Eighth Amendment / Ronald A. Fein -- The repudiation of Buckley v. Valeo / K. D. Ewing -- Equal participation and campaign finance / Yasmin Dawood -- Political finance and political equality : lessons from Europe / "scar Sánchez Muñoz
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Dec 2018)
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 487 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781316832332

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