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Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time

Author: Jamie L Carson
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Series: Legislative politics & policy making.
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"In Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts presents an original study of U.S. congressional elections and electoral institutions for 1872-1944 from a contemporary political science perspective. Using data on late nineteenth and early twentieth century congressional elections, the authors test the applicability in a historical context of modern political science theories,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie L Carson
ISBN: 9780472118649 0472118641 9780472028955 0472028952
OCLC Number: 811337394
Description: xvi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
History of U.S. House elections --
Institutional change and candidate behavior --
Exploring historic and modern election trends --
The politics of candidate emergence --
The incumbency advantage in House elections --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Legislative politics & policy making.
Responsibility: Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts.

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