This book provides information about how policies and practices regarding public financing abroad, focusing on North America and several Western European countries, can help Americans develop their own ideas about reform possibilities.
Part One: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective 1. Introduction Part Two: Political Finance in North America 2. The High Finance of American Politics: Campaign Spending and Reform in Federal Elections 3. Campaign and Party Finance in the American States 4. Financing Federal Politics in Canada in an Era of Reform Part Three: Political Finance in Western Europe 5. Great Britain: Twentieth Century Parties Operating Under Nineteenth Century Regulations 6. The New French System of Political Finance 7. Financing Parties and Elections in Small European Democracies: Austria and Sweden 8. Campaign and Party Finance in Germany 9. Problems of Party and Campaign Financing in Germany and the United States—Some Comparative Reflections Part Four: Political Finance on the Research Agenda in Comparative Politics 10. Comparing Party and Campaign Finance in Western Democracies