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Law and election politics; the rules of the game, 2d ed.


Law and election politics; the rules of the game, 2d ed.

Ed. by Matthew J. Streb.



306 pages




This collection of a dozen essays interrogates how law and judicial interpretation of the law affect politics in the United States. The essays consider cases of courts making important and controversial decisions about issues like campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, party primaries and campaign financing to show how election laws and electoral politics are intractable. Their scope ranges from the national to the local level. The essays are organized into three sections that focus on campaign finance law and campaigns, voters, and institutions. They critically examine the role of money in politics, how the Internet is changing how candidates campaign and how voters mobilize, the impact of new voting technologies and early voting, debates over voter identification, direct democracy and citizen-driven initiatives, and getting third parties on ballots. The contributors are mostly professors of political science, law and public administration.

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Date:Dec 1, 2012
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