Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns

Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns

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Published: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 246
ISBN: 91-89098-92-7
Binding: Paperback
Editors: Reginald Austin and Maja Tjernström Contributors: Julie Ballington, Peter Ferdinand, Karen Fogg, Patrick Molutsi, Karl-Heinz Nassmacher, Yaw Saffu, Maja Tjernström, Marcin Walecki and Daniel Zovatto

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The role of money in politics is an issue of daily debate in old and new democracies alike. The ways that parties get access to money can influence the outcome of elections, determine the relationship between party leaders and members, affect the number of women elected and condition the level of public trust as a whole. The IDEA Handbook is designed to encourage informed public debate. It looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the different national laws and regulations from a regional perspective. It analyses the problems of enforcement and the opportunities for effective public disclosure of funds. Read more.

PREFACE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Sustainable Democracy: The common Goal of a Global World
2. Basic Assumptions about Money in Politics
3. How to Deal with Party and Campaign Funding?
4. Standards of Good Practice for Political Finance
5. The Form and Objectives of this Handbook

CHAPTER 2: THE FUNDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS IN AFRICA

1. Introduction
2. Legal Provisions Governing the Raising of Political Funds
3. Sources of Income of African Political Parties
4. Summary Propositions on the Funding of Political Parties in Africa
5. Conclusion

CHAPTER 3: THE FUNDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE ANGLO-SAXON ORBIT

1. The Costs of Democracy
2. Fund-Raising Strategies
3. Public Monitoring of Political Finance
4. Conclusion

CHAPTER 4: PARTY FUNDING AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN EAST ASIA: THE CASES OF JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND TAIWAN

1. Introduction
2. Japan: The Early Post-War Years
3. Taiwan and South Korea
4. Japanese Reform Proposals, the 1996 General Election, and Reforms in South Korea and Taiwan
5. Conclusion

CHAPTER 5: MONEY AND POLITICS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

1. Introduction
2. The Cost of Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
3. Sources of Political Finance
4. Political Money and Corruption
5. Control over Political Finance
6. Conclusion

1. Introduction
2. Democratization, Money and Politics
3. The Characteristics of Political Party Funding in Latin America: An Overview
4. Political Party and Election Campaign Funding Systems
5. Political Party Access to the Media
6. Institutions and Mechanisms of Control
7. The System of Sanctions (Enforcement)
8. Conclusions and Recommendations

CHAPTER 7: PARTY FUNDING IN CONTINENTAL WESTERN EUROPE

1. Polities on the European Continent: Similarities and Differences
2. Fund-Raising Strategies: Options and Practices
3. Subsidies in Kind and Indirect Support
4. Public Monitoring of Political Finance
5. Conclusion: Lessons to be Learned from Western Europe

CHAPTER 8: MONITORING, CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT OF POLITICAL FINANCE REGULATION

1. The Basis and Contents of Rules
2. Application of the Rules
3. Development of the Rules (Interpretation and Amendments)

CHAPTER 9: GENDER EQUALITY IN POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING

1. Introduction
2. Gender and Representative Democracy
3. Funding the Electoral Process
4. Options for Ensuring Gender Equality in Party Financing

10 CONCLUSION

1. The Changing Agenda
2. Why Regulate?
3. Tools and Measures: Key Issues
4. Regional Trends and Recent Developments
Towards a Holistic Approach

MATRIX ON POLITICAL FINANCE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

1. Introduction

ANNEXES

Annex 1: Methodology and Sources
Annex 2: About the Authors
Annex 3: Index

"From party corruption and gender inequality, to party financing and oversight, this is an indispensable overview for anyone in politics. Painstakingly researched and skilfully written this Handbook is a must read in order to understand the convergence of money and politics."

Sir David Steel
Former Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament and former President of Liberal International, UK

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