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Representing America : the citizen and the professional legislator in the House of Representatives

Author: Rebekah Herrick; Samuel H Fisher
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
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"Representing America looks at the critical question of how to ensure that legislator represent their constituents' interests. Using qualitative and quantitative analysis, Rebekah Herrick and Samuel H. Fisher III investigate whether professional politicians, who have prior political experience and seek to hold office as long as possible, or citizen politicians, who come from the private sector and have no prior  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herrick, Rebekah, 1960-
Representing America.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608357122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekah Herrick; Samuel H Fisher
ISBN: 9780739117279 0739117270 0739117289 9780739117286
OCLC Number: 83758705
Description: 120 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Are citizen legislators more responsive than professional legislators? --
Descriptive representation --
Constituency relations --
Substantive representation --
Effectiveness --
Ethics --
Interest group relations --
Conclusion --
Appendix A : description of variable codes and data sources --
Appendix B : difference of means for term-limited members with and without progressive ambition --
Appendix C : ethics rules.
Responsibility: Rebekah Herrick and Samuel H. Fisher III.
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During the 1990s, many members of the House of Representatives could be characterized as citizen legislators - they either voluntarily limited their term in office or they had no prior political  Read more...

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Herrick and Fisher provide a smart and sophisticated analysis of the much ballyhooed "citizen legislator" in this important work. Their findings are sometimes surprising and sometimes predictable, Read more...

 
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