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The Resource Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy, Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller

Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy, Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller

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Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy
Title
Dollars and votes
Title remainder
how business campaign contributions subvert democracy
Statement of responsibility
Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recent scandals, including questionable fund-raising tactics by the current administration, have brought campaign finance reform into the forefront of the news and the public consciousness. Dollars and Votes goes beyond the partial, often misleading, news stories and official records to explain how our campaign system operates. The authors conducted thorough interviews with corporate "government relations" officials about what they do and why they do it. The results provide some of the most damning evidence imaginable
  • What donors, especially business donors, expect for their money is "access" and access means a lot more than a chance to meet and talk. They count on secret behind-the-scenes deals, like a tax provision that applies only to a "corporation incorporated on June 13, 1917, which has its principal place of business in Bartlesville, Oklahoma". After a deal is worked out behind closed doors, one executive explains, "it doesn't much matter how people vote afterwards"
  • Ordinary contributions give access to Congress; megabuck "soft money" contributions ensure access to the President and top leaders. The striking truth revealed by these authors is that half the soft money comes from fewer than five hundred big donors, and that most contributions come, directly or indirectly, from business. Reform is possible, they argue, by turning away from the temptation of looking at specific scandals and developing a new system that removes the influence of big money campaign contributors
Cataloging source
DLC
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Clawson, Dan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK467
LC item number
.C52 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Neustadtl, Alan
  • Weller, Mark
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  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Campaign funds
  • Political action committees
Label
Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy, Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-258) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38286617
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781566396257
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98011172 //r98
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dollars and votes : how business campaign contributions subvert democracy, Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl, Mark Weller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38286617
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781566396257
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98011172 //r98
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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