“Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America”

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Table of Contents


Democracy by the Wealthy: Campaign

Finance Reform as the Issue of Our Time

Eugene D. Mazo & Timothy K. Kuhner



Part I:         Defining the Problem            

Chapter 1:       The Third Coming of American Plutocracy: What

Campaign Finance Reformers Are Up Against

Timothy K. Kuhner


Chapter 2:       Liberty, Equality, Bribery, and Self-Government:

Reframing the Campaign Finance Debate

Deborah Hellman


Chapter 3:       Aligning Campaign Finance Law

Nicholas Stephanopoulos


Part II:       Proposed Solutions


Chapter 4:       Reforming Campaign Finance Reform:

The Future of Public Funding

Richard Briffault


Chapter 5:       Raising All of Our Voices for Democracy:

A Hybrid Public Funding Proposal

Adam Lioz


Chapter 6:       Reorienting Disclosure Debates

in a Post-Citizens United World

Katherine Shaw


Chapter 7:       Beyond Repair: FEC Reform

and Deadlock Deference

Daniel P. Tokaji


Chapter 8:       The People’s Pledge: Campaign Finance

Reform without Legal Reform

Ganesh Sitaraman


Chapter 9:       Super PAC Insurance: A Private Sector

Solution to Reform Campaign Finance

Nick Warshaw


Chapter 10:     Constraining and Channeling Corporate

Political Power in Trump’s America

Kent Greenfield


Chapter 11:     Reforming Lobbying

Maggie McKinley


Chapter 12:     Regulating Campaign Finance

through Legislative Recusal Rules

Eugene D. Mazo


Chapter 13:     Contributions and Corruption: Restoring

Aggregate Limits in the States

Michael D. Gilbert


Chapter 14:     Developing Better Empirical Evidence

for Future Campaign Finance Cases

Brent Ferguson & Chisun Lee


Chapter 15:     Fixing the Supreme Court’s Mistake: The

Case for the Twenty-Eighth Amendment

Ronald A. Fein



Part III:      Inspiration from Abroad


Chapter 16:     The Repudiation of Buckley v. Valeo

  1. D. Ewing


Chapter 17:     Equal Participation and Campaign Finance

Yasmin Dawood


Chapter 18:     Political Finance and Political Equality:

Lessons from Europe

Óscar Sánchez Muñoz



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