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Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0199340005
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"Campaign finance expert Mutch surveys an incendiary and timeless subject with considerable finesse." --Publishers Weekly


"[Mutch] contributes a broad perspective to the heated controversy provoked by the current Supreme Court and its decision that corporations can use their financial power to influence electoral outcomes-putting corporations on par with individual people... An excellent discussion of election finance reform." --Kirkus Reviews


"Mutch's book supplies the crucial context that is missing in today's campaign finance debate." --American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Blog


"Buying the Vote examines the evolution of the financing of presidential elections, the adoption and impact of federal campaign-finance laws, and the Supreme Court's campaign-finance cases... Mutch is surely correct that the Court's decisions, rooted in a controversial legal theory, 'have had a substantial effect on political reality' and have sharply narrowed the range of possible reforms." -Journal of Interdisciplinary History


About the Author


Robert E. Mutch is an independent scholar who specializes in the history of campaign finance.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199340005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199340002
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.4 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Terry Jennrich on September 5, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I was aware of the attempt to regulate corporate contributions in the early 1900's by congress, but this book gives a much more detailed view of the various attempts to regulate the electoral process. In that sense I liked it. But the book seems to lack an overall evaluation of the various attempts at regulation and a pro and con analysis of why regulation of the electoral process might be a good idea and why it might be a bad idea, and whether we need regulation at all, and if so , how much and why? One other thing I thought interesting in the book was the appendix which contains the names of 500 of about 4,000 + campaign donors to President Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 Presidential campaign donors. That said, I still encourage my fellow citizen voters to read the book , but also to consider citizens divided by Robert Post as mentioned by the 2 star reviewer.
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In my opinion, some of the factual background is interesting but a more clear legal examination of this topic can be found in Citizens Divided by Robert Post.
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Insightful and illuminating history of this disturbing challenge to our democracy, and why it has gradually gotten worse over time.
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Wow!!
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