The New Paradigm Revisited (with Bruce Ackerman), 91 California Law Review 743 (2003)
Let's begin with the very idea of a "new paradigm": are there distinctive ideas organizing our particular proposals, and if so, what are they? Our commentators profess varying degrees of skepticism, and we hope to allay their doubts with a two-part answer. The first emphasizes principle; the second is more pragmatic. We begin with a framework that isolates our basic normative concerns; we continue with an instrumental assessment of the "secret donation booth" as a policy tool; we conclude by asking whether these principled and pragmatic perspectives provide the basis for a "new paradigm"—a distinctive and coherent approach to the problem of campaign finance.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ayres, Ian and Ackerman, Bruce, "The New Paradigm Revisited" (2003). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1237.