This book is an in-depth exploration of political finances in and among mature and developing democracies of the world of politics in most continents: Japan and South Korea in Asia; Brazil in South America; Mexico and the United States in North America; and Italy, Germany, and Spain in Europe.
Introduction 1. British Party Funding, 1983-1988 2. Developments in Australian Election Finance 3. American Presidential Elections, 1976-1992 4. U.S. State-Level Campaign Finance Reform 5. The Cost of Election Campaigns in Brazil 6. Regulation of Political Finance in France 7. Problems in Spanish Party Financing 8. Regulation of Party Finance in Sweden 9. Dutch Political Parties: Money and the Message 10. Political Finance in West Germany 11. Citizens' Cash in Canada and the United States 12. The Reform Efforts in India 13. Financing Political Parties in South Korea: 1988-1991 14. Political Finance and Scandal in Japan