campaign finance

U-M Press Award Winning Books for 2017

by Charles Watkinson January 4, 2018

Awards serve as a third party validation for the merit of scholarship and production value of the books that the University of Michigan Press creates. Awards bring recognition and prestige to our authors, our exemplary books, our Press, the U-M Library, and our parent institution. The University’s brand of excellence is reinforced everytime a U-M Press title is acknowledged. U-M Press books are routinely nominated and win prestigious awards and are held in high regard within our scholarly community. A sample of recent awards are listed below. A full list of the more than 200 award-winning titles may be found […]

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Sales on New Titles from U-M Press

by Shaun Manning October 20, 2015

Are you on University of Michigan Press’s email lists? If so, you’ll know about the great deals we offer on all of our latest titles to help you keep up with the latest research in your field. If you haven’t yet signed up, here are a few promotion codes to get you started — enter them at checkout to save 30% on any edition of the title! Reading for the Planet: Toward a Geomethodology by Christian Moraru – code UMPLANET Campaign Finance and Political Polarization: When Purists Prevail by Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner – code UMPURIST […]

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Lynda Powell discusses campaign finance in the Washington Post

by Shaun Manning November 6, 2013

Lynda Powell, who was recently awarded the prestigious Richard J. Fenno Jr. prize from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her book The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures, contributed an editorial to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog ahead of Tuesday’s elections. In her post, Powell notes that campaign contributions do not have a clear effect on state legislators’ votes on a particular bill, as lawmakers decide primarily on “ideology, partisanship and constituency interests,” but money nevertheless plays a role in shaping the language of a bill. “Members have many opportunities, especially in the committee process, to structure […]

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Election sale! Save 30% on political science titles

by Shaun Manning October 17, 2012

From now until November 6, save 30% on several political science titles related to major issues in this year’s presidential and congressional elections! Add any of the books below to your shopping cart and enter promotion code VOTE at checkout to save. The discount applies to any edition of the book–cloth, paper, or ebook! (Prices listed refer to paperback edition when one exists.) The American Voter Revisited $37.50 $26.25 Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness $23.95 $16.77 No Middle Ground $28.95 $20.27 Brandishing the First Amendment $70.00 $49.00 The Congressional Black Caucus, Minority Voting Rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court $75.00 $52.50 Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, […]

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“Interest Groups” Author Examines Supreme Court’s Stand on Public Financing

by Shaun Manning July 20, 2011

Guest blogger Robert G. Boatright is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Clark University and the author of Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada, available now from the University of Michigan Press. Here he considers the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down an Arizona campaign finance law. On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ended its term by handing down its decision in the Arizona Free Enterprise Club PAC v. Bennett case.  By a 5-4 margin, the Court struck down a provision of Arizona’s campaign finance system that allows publicly funded candidates to […]

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