Electoral Machines

Politics, Corruption, and Campaign Finance
Thursday October 29, 2015

This seminar explores the role of money in the political process, focusing on how different campaign finance mechanisms facilitate and/or hinder democracy.

Overview

This seminar will explore the role of money in the political process, focusing in particular on how different campaign finance mechanisms facilitate and/or hinder the authentic expression of democratic will. Questions to be addressed include:

What is political corruption? How does it manifest itself today through the two-party electoral system?

How have monetary and electoral systems shaped each other throughout history?

What is the appropriate relationship between the money power and representative democracy?

Resources