Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 June 2009

232 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195392616

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What are Campaigns For? The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

James A Gardner

  • 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
  • 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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