The author, associate dean of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and a former political consultant, "critically examines the role played by political Account Options Anmelden. Meine Mediathek Hilfe Erweiterte Buchsuche. Psychology Press Amazon. Dennis W.
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November 28, by ellengw. In recent decades, there has been a trend to seek candidates for high office who are not professional politicians, the logic being that such amateurs have not yet been corrupted by the political process. Recent examples trace back as far as Ronald Reagan, and include such stellar examples as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, and, most disastrously, Sarah Palin. Rather than attempting to prepare for the grave responsibility of being one 72 year-old heartbeat away from the presidency, she treated her candidacy as a form of performance art. Americans would not settle for an amateur dentist, or have a movie star pilot their , so why would they let an amateur make decisions for million people? No one person can do as much harm to as many people in as short a time as a politician.
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Photo: Conservative Party of Canada. In fact, it may already have helped in doing so—Voter turnout consistently reached at least 70 per cent from to , but dropped all the way to While there are likely a number of factors at play, the possible correlation between increases in both negative political campaign tactics and voter disengagement is hard to ignore. In the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland, there are bans on attack ads and both the UK and Ireland had higher voter turnout rates in their last elections than Canada. In other countries, such as Japan and Australia, electoral regulations discourage negative ads against candidates and parties.
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