TITLE

THE ROLE OF MONEY IN DETERMINING ELECTION OUTCOMES

AUTHOR(S)
Silberman, Jonathan; Yochum, Gilbert
PUB. DATE
March 1978
SOURCE
Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);Mar1978, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p671
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the role of money in determining election outcomes in the U.S. A reading of the Senate hearings on public financing of federal elections suggests that public recrimination of the election system and the resultant political activity revolve around two central themes. First, it is necessary to make the race for political office as competitive as possible. Second, a political officeholder should not be compromised to a special interest. Limitations on campaign expenditures are at best useless and at worst highly unfair. With respect to the fairness criterion, however, public financing of elections may be ineffective.
ACCESSION #
18000998

 

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