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The Federal Election Commission Policy, Politics, and Administration
978-0-7618-3456-4 • Paperback
April 2007 • $32.99 • (£19.95)
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Pages: 150
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
By Maurice C. Sheppard
 
Political Science | General
University Press of America
The Federal Election Commission: Politics, Policy, and Administration is an engaging and accessible analysis of the nature and impact of the contextual relationship between the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and legislative, executive, and judicial institutions of government. This work offers a historical and theoretical explanation of why campaign finance regulation and its administration fails to satisfy politicians, pundits, and the public and might ultimately threaten democratic government. With detailed research, The Federal Election Commission addresses the following issues relating to FEC administration and enforcement of campaign finance policies: democratic theory and policymaking; electoral knowledge and policy preferences; and organization theory and administrative arrangements. Those interested in campaign finance, public administration, public policy, democratic theory, and organization theory will find this book helpful.
Maurice Cortez Sheppard is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Madison Area Technical College. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Western Michigan University.
Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 Introduction
Chapter 4 1. Democratic Theory and Models of Policy-Making
Chapter 5 2. Political Knowledge & Policy Preferences
Chapter 6 3. A Brief History of Campaign Finance Regulation
Chapter 7 4. A Theoretical Overview of the FEC
Chapter 8 5. The Federal Election Commission: An Overview
Chapter 9 6. The Political-Administrative Relationship
Chapter 10 7. An Analysis of the FEC-Political Relationship
Chapter 11 8. Conclusion
Chapter 12 Bibliography
Chapter 13 Author Index
Chapter 14 Subject Index
This book is a must-read on many levels. Sheppard comprehensively and clearly describes and explains the Federal Election Commission, a government agency that most have heard of but few appreciate...A brief history of campaign finance regulation puts theagency in context. The theoretical and practical overviews of the Federal Election Commission, along with the possibly unsettling analysis of the agency's political-administrative relationship, give readers real insight into substantive policy making. Summing Up: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. All readership levels.
T.E. Maloy, West Texas A&M University; CHOICE


This book is a must-read on many levels. Sheppard comprehensively and clearly describes and explains the Federal Election Commission, a government agency that most have heard of but few appreciate...A brief history of campaign finance regulation puts the agency in context. The theoretical and practical overviews of the Federal Election Commission, along with the possibly unsettling analysis of the agency's political-administrative relationship, give readers real insight into substantive policy making. Summing Up: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. All readership levels.
T.E. Maloy, West Texas A&M University; CHOICE


• Winner, Selected by Choice magazine as an 'Outstanding Academic Title' in 2007
 
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