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Limits and Loopholes: The Quest for Money, Free Speech, and Fair Elections Victoria A. Farrar-Myers

Limits and Loopholes: The Quest for Money, Free Speech, and Fair Elections

Victoria A. Farrar-Myers

Published October 14th 2007
ISBN : 9780872893290
Paperback
190 pages
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Elections, the basic mechanism of representative democracy, should be untainted by corruption and provide a platform for free speech. But running for office takes money a lot of it, usually which means campaign finance has become a pitched battleMoreElections, the basic mechanism of representative democracy, should be untainted by corruption and provide a platform for free speech. But running for office takes money a lot of it, usually which means campaign finance has become a pitched battle over the fundamental political values of free speech versus fair elections. With insiders perspectives, Farrar-Myers and Dwyre tell the story of what it took to pass campaign finance legislation, provide analysis of the subsequent court action, and explore the regulatory and electoral outcomes of reform efforts. Limits and Loopholes is a story about incremental policymaking and inter-branch struggle, about institutional design and unintended consequences, about the influence of interest groups and the media, and about the health of our representative democracy. Bringing together discussions of core values and the policymaking process, this book serves as an excellent case study that traces an issue from inception, through legislation and litigation, and finally to implementation.