"This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an important manifestation of how we "do" politics in this country."--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Political campaigns in the United States -- American political campaigns in historical perspective -- Candidates and campaigns -- The campaign industry -- Political campaigns and the media -- Money and political campaigns -- Conclusion: political campaigns and democratic elections in the United States