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Campaign Contributions and Legislative Voting

A New Approach

By Stacey B. Gordon

Routledge – 2005 – 224 pages

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Description

This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes, empirical evidence compiled by political scientists has generally failed to identify a systematic linkage between the two. At the same time, the amount of money contributed by interest groups is increasing and polls indicate that the public is becoming more cynical about the process.

Author Bio

Stacey B. Gordon is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Name: Campaign Contributions and Legislative Voting: A New Approach (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Stacey B. Gordon. This book studies the current paradox within the voting literature on campaign contributions and legislative voting behavior. Specifically, while journalists and observers believe that the contributions significantly influence congressional votes,...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, Political Institutions, Legislative Politics, U.S. Politics, Congress