Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative by Pippa Norris,Andrea Abel van Es

By Pippa Norris,Andrea Abel van Es

cash is key to the functioning of electoral politics, but regulating its applicable use increases advanced and debatable demanding situations in international locations around the globe. either common democracies and rising economies were always stricken by difficulties of monetary malfeasance, graft, corruption, and cronyism. To throw new mild on those very important demanding situations, this publication addresses 3 comparable questions: (1) what kinds of public rules are wide-spread in makes an attempt to control the position of cash in politics?, (2) what triggers landmark finance reforms? and, (3) primarily, what works, what fails, and why - while international locations enforce reforms? Checkbook Elections? provides an unique concept for realizing rules regulating political finance, reflecting the measure to which legislation are laissez-faire or guided through country intervention. every one bankruptcy is written through a space professional and jointly hide usual democracies in addition to hybrid regimes, prosperous post-industrial societies (Sweden, the USA, Britain, and Japan), significant rising economies (Russia, Brazil, and South Africa) and constructing societies (India and Indonesia).

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