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Presidential Campaigns
Sins of Omission

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November 2000 | 161 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Published in Association with American Academy of Political and Social Science

It is a truism that the issues politicians discuss in campaigns deserve study, but what about the issues they do not discuss? The question of what gets on a presidential campaign's radar screen, what does not, and why is central to understanding how effectively campaigns function as tools of self-government.

This issue of The Annals examines dimensions of these questions through articles originally commissioned for two conferences at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. If these articles together amount to a catalogue of complaints about the quality of America's presidential debate, perhaps that is to be expected. Views on what candidates ought to discuss will always lie in the eye of the beholder. What the contributors to this volume share, however, is the conviction that campaign discourse matters and that defining the campaign agenda is central to democracy.

So long as candidates seek to win 50 percent of the vote plus one, while citizens struggle to find expression of and answers for their concerns, the question "Whose campaign is it anyway?" will be with us.


Janice Fanning Madden
Jobs, Cities, and Suburbs in the Global Economy
 
CONTENTS
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Foreward
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Matthew Miller
Preface
 
What Could Voters Learn From the 2000 Primaries
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Michael G. Hagen, Dan Orr, Lesley Sillaman, Suzanne Morse, and Kim Kirn
What Did the Leading Candidates Say, and Did It Matter?
David Dutwin
Knowledge in the 2000 Primary Elections
Kate Kenski
Women and Political Knowledge durin the 2000 Primaries
Paul Waldman
Political Discussion in the Primary States
Michael G. Hagen, Richard Johnston, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, David Dutwin, and Kate Kenski
Dynamics of the 2000 Republican Primaries
 
The Unaddressed Issues of the 2000 Primaries
From the Perspective of Scholars  
Lawrence W. Sherman
The Hole in the Doughnut
Center Cities and Sprawl  
Felton Earls
Urban Poverty
Scientific and Ethical Considerations  
Bruce Katz
The Federal Role in Curbing Urban Sprawl

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