Corporate PACs and Federal Campaign Financing Laws: Use or Abuse of Power?

Synopsis

"This worthy piece of research adds to Larry Sabato's encompassing volume on political action committees. The second chapter of the book offers a concise historical overview of PACs, but the book's substantive contribution rests on some interesting and revealing survey results. The author conducted structured interviews with corporate executives in firms with and without PACs. The results are compiled in four brief chapters: the dimensions of PAC sponsorship; patterns and strategic use of contributions; relationships between PACs; and the phenomenon of unlimited independent expenditures.... The data is set up in such a way that prospective PAC managers as well as academics and journalists will find it worthwhile and useful reading." - Choice