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Constituency representation in Congress : the view from Capitol Hill

Author: Kristina C Miler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Congressional representation requires that legislators be aware of the interests of constituents in their districts and behave in ways that reflect the wishes of their constituents. But of the many constituents in their districts, who do legislators in Washington actually see, and who goes unseen? Moreover, how do these perceptions of constituents shape legislative behavior? This book answers these fundamental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina C Miler
ISBN: 0521765404 9780521765404
OCLC Number: 649801969
Description: ix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The unanswered question of legislative perceptions --
2. A dyadic theory of subconstituency representation --
3. The psychology of constituency representation --
4. Subconstituents relevant to health policy and natural resources policy --
5. Explaining legislative perceptions --
6. The effects of legislative perception on participation --
7. Reassembling the district as a whole --
8. Perception, reform, and representation in Congress.
Responsibility: Kristina C. Miler.
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Why legislators in the US House see only a few active and resource-rich constituents in their district.  Read more...

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'Kristina Miler ... has produced a remarkable and intriguing book.' 49th Parallel

 
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