Money, Politics, and Campaign Finance Reform Law in the States presents an exciting examination of campaign finance reform and the role of money in state politics through the 2000 elections. Written by leading scholars on state politics and campaign finance reform, this book is the first to provide in-depth case studies that describe the reality of the impact money has on state politics; what efforts have been undertaken to regulate this money; and how successful the law has been in ensuring fair elections. Americans are deeply concerned about the role and impact of money upon politics and government. While numerous publications have documented Congressional efforts to enact campaign finance reform, this book puts the spotlight on state efforts to address the impact of money on politics.
Money, Politics, and Campaign Finance Reform Law in the States offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of money and campaign finance reform at the state level on the market. Its findings will be invaluable to scholars, lawyers, legislators, and activists involved with campaign finance reform.
“This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the direction of politics in Illinois and in other states.” — Illinois Issues, November 2002
“Schultz does an excellent job in the introductory chapter of explaining the four preeminent Supreme Court decisions that frame the current debate on campaign finance reform at the federal and state level… This book will be of interest to students not just of money and campaign finance reform, but also to those interested in state politics, interest groups, and political parties.” — Election Law Journal, 2003
“[T]his book makes an important — perhaps even unique — contribution to an area of study that has received much less attention than the federal system.” — Guardian (COGEL), Spring 2004