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The challenge of congressional representation

Author: Richard F Fenno
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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At a moment when Congress is widely viewed as hyper-partisan and dysfunctional, Richard Fenno provides a variegated picture of American representational politics. The Challenge of Congressional Representation offers an up-close-and-personal look at the complex relationship between members of Congress and their constituents back home. When not crafting policy in Washington, the 435 members of the U.S. House of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Fenno
ISBN: 9780674072695 0674072693
OCLC Number: 812067692
Description: 261 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Constituencies, connections, and representation: a research focus --
Barber conable: local boy --
Glenn Poshard: textbook representative --
Karen Thurman: promising legislator --
Addendum I: Two Representatives, Two Connection Patterns --
Jim Greenwood: moderate republican --
Zoe Lofgren: liberal democrat --
Addendum II: Two Partisans, Two Playing Fields --
Constituency-centered scholarship --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard F. Fenno.

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