TITLE

The Limits of Limits

AUTHOR(S)
Chapman, Stephen
PUB. DATE
October 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;10/13/79, Vol. 181 Issue 15, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments that the federal campaign reforms initiated in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal in the United States, failed to produced the intended results. Failure to limit the amount of special interest money in campaigns; Reduction of the opportunity of challengers to unseat entrenched incumbents; Intention for the promotion of citizen participation in politics and restore public confidence in the political process.
ACCESSION #
11106473

 

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