`Fixing' Campaign Spending

Hanson, Bertil
March 2000
World & I;Mar2000, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p32
Reports on the need for campaign finance reform in the United States. Problems with campaign finance; Dependence of politicians on consultants; Actions taken by rival political parties in democratic countries; Suggestions to fix the problems.


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