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Published: 28 January 2016

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190217198

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Building a Business of Politics

The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy

Adam Sheingate

  • Traces the history of political consultants to the early-twentieth century
  • Examines the correlation between the use of political consultants and the rise of the "permanent campaign"
  • Argues that consultants affect not only what constituents know about politicians, but also what politicians know about their constituents; therefore, understanding this privileged relationship is critical to understanding the current state of American politics