Politics, Corruption, and Campaign Finance
Oct 29, 2015
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?