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Published: 02 July 2009

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780195392616

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What are Campaigns For?

The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

James A Gardner

  • What are Campaigns For? provides analysis that draws from several related fields - law, empirical political science, and democratic theory - to create a picture of a critically important sociolegal institution: the election campaign.
  • Examines the role of election law in structuring and shaping election campaigns and the role of campaigns in democratic theory.
  • Emphasizes non-electoral mechanisms that influence collective public opinion, and briefly highlights areas on which the concerns of election critics might more profitably focus, including the structure and regulation of mass media, and structural resource inequalities.

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