Checkbook elections? : political finance in comparative by Pippa Norris, Andrea Abel van Es

By Pippa Norris, Andrea Abel van Es

Cash in crucial for electoral politics but its use and abuse usually increases difficulties of graft, corruption, and cronyism. To throw new gentle on those demanding situations, this publication addresses 3 similar questions: (1) What different types of public rules are primary all over the world to manage the function of cash in politics? This comprises public subsidies to political events, spending limits and donor caps, and disclosure  Read more...

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2014). 6. Variations in Regulatory Policies These are the main types of policies commonly used to control the abuse of money in politics. As subsequent case studies illustrate, however, the de facto operation of these laws depends upon multiple factors, including the design and scope of these policies, the effectiveness of administrative and judicial bodies, and the strength of informal cultural norms and social sanctions. 12 Debate continues about the ideal standards that regulations should meet.

Chapter 12 uses a policy cycle model to consider 24 Introduction some of the potential consequences of regulation, focusing upon the quality of campaign finance, perceptions of corruption, trust in government, and voter turnout. Finally, the conclusion in c­ hapter 13 reviews the major findings emerging from the cross-​national evidence and from each of the case studies. It draws together the lessons that can be learned in regards to the when, why, how, and so what of political finance regulation and reform.

Parties/​candidates publish transparent financial accounts. Rich people buy elections. Some state resources were improperly used for campaigning. Thus, each item asks experts to judge what occurs in practice concerning various aspects of campaign finance in each election under comparison. Experts are asked to express whether they agree or disagree with the particular statement, in a five-​point scale. The campaign finance index is calculated based on an additive summing (equally weighted) or each of these five items, standardized to a 100-​point scale.

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