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Book review: campaign finance and political polarization: when purists prevail by Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner

Smith, Melissa (2016) Book review: campaign finance and political polarization: when purists prevail by Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner. LSE Review of Books (03 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Is there too much money behind US political campaigns or is it more a question of where the money flows? In Campaign Finance and Political Polarization: When Purists Prevail, Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner present their argument in favour of giving more, rather than less, money to political parties in order to reduce the polarisation that characterises the US political system. While she questions the extrapolation of state-level analysis to the federal level, Melissa M. Smith praises the cogent delivery of the book’s central claim, even if it remains to be seen if the authors’ points will make it into practice.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 16:41
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65698

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