Describe campaign finance laws in the United States (Module 11). What factors (historical, political, social) were most influential in shaping the current set of regulations? Explain your position and provide relevant examples. Recent legislation has opened the gates for private donations, rather than taxpayer money, to finance presidential nominating conventions (Module 10). Weigh the pros and cons of this change. Who benefits most from nominating conventions: the parties, mass media, or the people? Explain your reasoning. Do PACs and Super PACs (i.e., independent expenditure committees) from special interest groups (Module 13) undermine the ideals of a representative democracy or are they instead a shining example of it? Supply current examples to back up your claims. What reforms of campaign finance laws, if any, do you anticipate in the future?
The Forum: POLITICS OF PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION- Presidential Nominating Conventions: Past, Present and Future by Costas Panagopoulos.
Text Book: INTEREST GROUP POLITICS by ALLAN J. CIGLER. BURDETI A. LOOMIS . ANTHONY J. NOWNES, Edition 9.
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