Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Fears over the impact of Citizens United may be misplaced

Spencer, Douglas and Wood, Abby K. (2014) Fears over the impact of Citizens United may be misplaced. LSE American Politics and Policy (27 Jan 2014). Website.

PDF - Published Version
Download (329kB) | Preview


"Doing a Systematic Review: A Student’s Guide." Angela The Supreme Court ruling in the 2010 case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, has generated one of the largest public outcries of any court decision in recent memory. Perhaps the most pervasive criticism of the case argues that it unleashed a deluge of big money into elections, distorting the political system to favor corporations. However, the actual effect on elections is unclear. Douglas Spencer and Abby K. Wood compare state-level data to test the impact of the decision and find that while spending increased in affected states, the actual ramifications of the ruling are much smaller than many believe.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 14:52
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:16

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics