Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and Elections

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Stephen K. Medvica€™s Campaigns and Elections addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracya€”both the processes that constitute campaigns and elections and the players who are involved. In addition to this balanced coverage on process and actors, it also gives equal billing to both campaigns and elections, and to contests for both legislative and executive positions at the national and state and local level. The book starts by providing students with the conceptual distinctions between what happens in an election and the campaigning that proceeds it. Significant attention is devoted to setting up the context for these campaigns and elections by covering the rules of the game in the American electoral system as well as aspects of election administration and the funding of elections. Then the book systematically covers the actors at every levela€”candidates and their organizations, parties, interest groups, the media, and votersa€”and the macro level aspects of campaigns such as campaign strategy and determinants of election outcomes. The book concludes with a big picture assessment of campaign ethics and implications of the qpermanent campaignq.for becoming registered, and they must actively seek the opportunity to do so. ... NVRA required states to make voter registration available when individuals apply for or renew a drivera#39;s license (hence the lawa#39;s nickname, ... Ohio and North Carolina allow those who wish to vote early to register and vote on the same day.

Title:Campaigns and Elections
Author:Stephen K. Medvic
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-04


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