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100 1 Charnock, Emily J.,|eauthor.
245 14 The rise of political action committees :|binterest group
electioneering and the transformation of American politics
/|cEmily J. Charnock.
264 1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c
300 1 online resource (374 pages).
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
490 1 Studies in postwar American political development
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Introduction : going into politics -- Interests and
elections -- Pressure as prologue -- A tale of two leagues
-- Electoral afterlives -- Introducing P.A.C. -- A labor-
liberal constellation -- When business is not buisiness-
like -- A tale of two PACs -- Conclusion : the House that
520 "This book explores the origins of Political Action
Committees (PACs) in the mid-20th Century and their impact
on the American party system. It argues that PACs were
envisaged, from the outset, as tools for effecting
ideological change in the two main parties, thus helping
to foster the partisan polarization we see today. It shows
how the very first PAC, created by the Congress of
Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1943, explicitly set out
to liberalize the Democratic Party, by channeling campaign
resources to liberal Democrats while trying to defeat
conservative Southern Democrats. This organizational model
and strategy of "dynamic partisanship" subsequently
diffused through the interest group world - imitated first
by other labor and liberal allies in the 1940s and '50s,
only to be adopted and inverted by business and
conservative groups in the late 1950s and early '60s.
Previously committed to the "conservative coalition" of
Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans, they came to
embrace a more partisan approach, and created new PACs to
help refashion the Republican Party into a conservative
counterweight. The Rise of Political Action locates this
PAC mobilization in the larger story of interest group
electioneering, which went from a rare and highly
controversial practice at the beginning of the 20th
Century to a ubiquitous phenomenon today. It also offers a
fuller picture of PACs as far more than financial vehicles,
but electoral innovators who pioneered strategies and
tactics that have come to pervade modern US campaigns, as
well as transform the American party system"--|cProvided
588 Description based on online resource; title from digital
title page (viewed on August 28, 2020).
650 0 Political action committees|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Campaign funds|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Lobbying|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 0 Pressure groups|zUnited States|xHistory.
650 7 Campaign funds.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00844844
650 7 Lobbying.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01001123
650 7 Political action committees.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01069184
650 7 Pressure groups.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01075954
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155
776 08 |iPrint version:|aCharnock, Emily J..|tThe rise of
political action committees|dNew York, NY : Oxford
University Press, 2020.|z9780190075514|w(DLC) 2020006628
830 0 Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
990 Oxford University Press|bOxford Scholarship Online
Political Science|c2020-10-09|yAdded to collection