Campaign Contributions and Legislative Voting

A New Approach

By Stacey B. Gordon

© 2005 – Routledge

224 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes, empirical evidence compiled by political scientists has generally failed to identify a systematic linkage between the two. At the same time, the amount of money contributed by interest groups is increasing and polls indicate that the public is becoming more cynical about the process.

About the Author

Stacey B. Gordon is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL008000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections