Discrimination and Congresssional Campaign Contributions

Synopsis

This is an interdiscplinary study that rigorously examines the role of campaign contributions in the election of blacks and women to the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1980s. It is an interdisciplinary work that provides an historical overview of discrimination and campaign financing, a model of campaign contributions based on a rent-seeking paradigm from public choice, and statistical testing of this model. Other books have treated aspects of campaign financing and racial/sexual discrimination, but this work is unique in its combination of campaign financing with racial and sexual discrimination.