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Campaign Finance Reform and the Future of the Democratic Party

1st Edition

By Jerrold E. Schneider


208 pages

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"A thorough and tightly-reasoned brief for radical campaign finance reform. This book will be a valuable resource for all those concerned with a better political system, a better Democratic Party and a better America." -- Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

"Money-driven political systems are radically different from voter-centered systems. Schneider's fine new study shows how badly our understanding of Congress has been distorted by neglect of this simple, but profound point. His analysis of how campaign finance warps budgetary decision-making and party agendas is a striking correction to conventional wisdom and merits wide attention." -- Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston

"This is a very appealing book, one which many may want to embrace." -- Congress and the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies

"Schneider's arguments are intuitively convincing and well supported by reference to a vast amount of economics and political science literature… his approach and conclusions (are) engaging and provocative." -- American Political Science Review

About the Author

Jerrold Schneider is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Delaware and author of Ideological Coalitions in Congress. He has been a Brookings Institution Research Fellow and Guest Scholar, as well as a National Endowment for Humanities Fellow.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties