On the other hand, connections to political science research and the role it plays in dispelling falsehoods about campaigns and elections are explicit throughout the text.
Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions
Conventional Wisdom and American Elections is useful as a pedagogical tool to help "hook" students into thinking about elections, politics, and political science. Conventional wisdom and American elections: exploding myths, exploring He is an assistant professor of political science at East Carolina University and resides in Greenville, North Carolina.
Peter L. Contributor to books, including Financing the Election, M. Sharpe, ; Playing Hardball: Campaigning for the U.
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Peter L. Francia is a political scientist whose interests include political organizations and parties with a special focus on labor unions and women's political action committees, as well as public opinion and political behavior with specialized study in rural and religious voters, union members, and campaign donors.
He also studies and has written about American elections and election reform with specialized study in campaign finance, voter registration laws and voting equipment. Francia has written on these various topics both in professional journals and as a contributor to and author of books. Francia is the author, with Paul S. The book, based on data gathered from a survey, examines the crucial role that individual donors play in financing elections for the U.
Conventional Wisdom and American Elections
Focusing on donors who contribute dollars or more to campaigns, the authors investigate who really contributes and their reasons for contributing. The authors examine the strategies used by political campaigns to get these people to contribute and discuss how the views of these donors may impact the campaign-finance system. The authors also examine campaign-finance reform and what the "significant" donors think about such reforms. Burdett A.
Loomis wrote in the Political Science Quarterly that "this slender volume surely fulfills its initial promise by offering scholars and citizens alike a clear view of those who finance the election—and reelection—of the legislative class. Elected in , Sweeney's leadership was encountering strong opposition by For his book, the author draws on interviews with union and business leaders and other data to delineate what the author sees as Sweeney's employment of an expansive grassroots political operation that has proven more successful than the efforts of Sweeney's predecessors.
As he challenges critics of Sweeney's efforts, Francia provides an overall assessment of labor's influence on American political elections and legislation. For example, he analyzes organized labor's coalitions with other interest groups, influence on voter turnout and election results, and Sweeney's support of progressive causes that have resulted in labor's increasing willingness to challenge politicians, especially Democrats, who vote against labor's interests.
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