Public funding and democratic elections

Briffault, Richard
December 1999
University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Dec99, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p563
Academic Journal
Examines the role of public funding in democratic elections in the United States. Description and purpose of public funding; Relevance of public funding in the basic principles of democratic elections; Importance of designing a workable public funding system; Impact of campaign contributions on legislative decision making.


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