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By Stephen K. Medvic

Stephen ok. Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections addresses targeted yet comparable facets of yank electoral democracy―both the procedures that represent campaigns and elections and the avid gamers who're concerned. as well as this balanced assurance on procedure and actors, it additionally provides equivalent billing to either campaigns and elections, and to contests for either legislative and government positions on the nationwide and nation and native point.

The publication starts off via supplying scholars with the conceptual differences among what occurs in an election and the campaigning that proceeds it. major awareness is dedicated to developing the context for those campaigns and elections via overlaying the foundations of the sport within the American electoral procedure in addition to points of election management and the investment of elections. Then the publication systematically covers the actors at each level―candidates and their organisations, events, curiosity teams, the media, and voters―and the macro point facets of campaigns comparable to crusade technique and determinants of election results. The e-book concludes with an incredible photograph overview of crusade ethics and implications of the "permanent campaign".

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26 Richard Katz. 1997. Democracy and Elections. New York: Oxford University Press, 9. 27 Powell, Elections as Instruments of Democracy, 19. 28 It is possible that elections play a different set of functions for individuals and political systems, though the functions may be analogous. See Richard Rose and Harve Mossawir. 1967. ” Political Studies 15: 173–201. In this chapter, I am primarily interested in the systemic functions of elections. 29 Among the many authors who explore the various functions of elections are Rose and Mossawir, “Voting and Elections,” and Katz, Democracy and Elections, Chap.

1996. Crosstalk: Citizens, Candidates, and the Media in a Presidential Campaign. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. R. Michael Alvarez and Garrett Glasgow. 1997. ” California Institute of Technology. Unpublished manuscript and Randolph R. Stevenson and Lynn Vavreck. 2000. “Does Campaign Length Matter? ” British Journal of Political Science 30: 217–35. Sunshine D. Hillygus. 2005. ” The Journal of Politics 67: 50-68. Gary W. Cox and Michael C. Munger. 1989. S. ” American Political Science Review 83: 217–31.

1 The Use of Terror to Disenfranchise African Americans Many harrowing accounts document violence against volunteers, both black and white, who registered African Americans to vote in the South prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The following is taken from Laughlin McDonald’s A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Black voter registration efforts met the stiffest, and frequently the most openly violent, resistance in counties with substantial black populations where black political power, from the white point of view, was most threatening.

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