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Campaign warriors [electronic resource] :the role of political consultants in elections / James A. Thurber, Candice J. Nelson, editors.

Contributor(s): Thurber, James A, 1943- | Nelson, Candice J, 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (vii, 216 p.).ISBN: 0585370125 (electronic bk.); 9780585370125 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Campaign management -- United States | Political campaigns -- United States | Political consultants -- United States | Campaign management | Political campaigns | Political consultants | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Electronic books | Campaign management | Political campaigns | Political consultants | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 324.7/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction to the study of campaign consultants / James A. Thurber -- Portrait of campaign consultants / James A. Thurber, Candice J. Nelson, David A. Dulio -- The business of political consulting / Dennis W. Johnson -- Lessons from the field: a journey into political consulting / Martin Hamburger -- Hired guns and house races: campaign professionals in House elections / Paul S. Herrnson -- Professionalization in Congressional campaigns / Stephen K. Medvic -- Electoral partnerships: political consultants and political parties / Robin Kolodny -- Campaign consultants and direct democracy: politics of citizen control / David B. Magleby Kelly D. Patterson -- The internationalization of campaign consultancy / Shawn Bowler David M. Farrell -- Measuring campaign consultants' attitudes and beliefs -- The state party survey -- Initiative and referendum interviews.
Summary: "The essays in this volume present original data and analysis describing the world of campaign consultants. The nine chapters examine and analyze: the diversity and complexity of the consulting business and consultants' attitudes about candidates, voters, political parties, the media, ethics, and the need for reform; the impact of consultants on fundraising, strategy, and communications, and the electoral success of consultants in congressional elections, initiatives, and referenda; and the internationalization of election campaign consultancy and the spread of political consultancy worldwide." "Campaign Warriors illuminates the work of professional political consultants and their growing influence on the electoral process and American democracy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The essays in this volume present original data and analysis describing the world of campaign consultants. The nine chapters examine and analyze: the diversity and complexity of the consulting business and consultants' attitudes about candidates, voters, political parties, the media, ethics, and the need for reform; the impact of consultants on fundraising, strategy, and communications, and the electoral success of consultants in congressional elections, initiatives, and referenda; and the internationalization of election campaign consultancy and the spread of political consultancy worldwide." "Campaign Warriors illuminates the work of professional political consultants and their growing influence on the electoral process and American democracy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Introduction to the study of campaign consultants / James A. Thurber -- Portrait of campaign consultants / James A. Thurber, Candice J. Nelson, and David A. Dulio -- The business of political consulting / Dennis W. Johnson -- Lessons from the field: a journey into political consulting / Martin Hamburger -- Hired guns and house races: campaign professionals in House elections / Paul S. Herrnson -- Professionalization in Congressional campaigns / Stephen K. Medvic -- Electoral partnerships: political consultants and political parties / Robin Kolodny -- Campaign consultants and direct democracy: politics of citizen control / David B. Magleby and Kelly D. Patterson -- The internationalization of campaign consultancy / Shawn Bowler and David M. Farrell -- Appendixes: Measuring campaign consultants' attitudes and beliefs -- The state party survey -- Initiative and referendum interviews.

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