Comparative Political Finance in the 1980s

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 25, 1989 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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This book concerns the financing of politics, political parties, candidates and elections in eleven countries. It contains case studies of individual countries, various country-by-country comparisons, and a conceptual framework enabling the reader to understand the context of financial sources and implications of funding sources. All the chapters demonstrate the problems common to democracies seeking to regulate uses and abuses of money in politics in pluralistic societies in which there are numerous openings for political disbursements; many present themes emphasizing forms of public funding (alternatively called state aid in some countries) in which governments assist parties or candidates to subsist and compete. Professor Alexander has assembled a distinguished international team of contributors to present this first major appraisal of such a vital aspect of democratic practice for nearly twenty years.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
rethinking a conceptual framework HERBERT E ALEXANDER
9
2 Trends in British political funding 197984 MICHAEL PINTODUSCHINSKY
24
a critical appraisal or was the effort worth it? KHAYYAM ZEV PALTIEL
51
4 Public funding of elections in Australia E A CHAPLES
76
5 American presidential elections since public funding 197684 HERBERT E ALEXANDER
95
experience and experimentation 196885 JONATHAN MENDILOW
124
7 Public financing of parties in Italy GIAN FRANCO CIAURRO
153
8 Financing of Spanish political parties PILAR DEL CASTILLO
172
9 The modesty of Dutch party finance RUUD KOOLE
200
the Presidential committee report of 1983 and its realization HANSPETER SCHNEIDER
220
the examples of Austria Italy Sweden and West Germany KARLHEINZ NASSMACHER
236
Index
268
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