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Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States

Author: Kristina C Miler
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
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Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, but this book reveals that they receive very little representation in Congress. While a burgeoning literature examines the links between political and economic inequality, this book is the first to comprehensively examine the poor as a distinct constituency. Drawing on three decades of data on political speeches, party platforms, and congressional behavior, Miler first  Read more...
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Miler, Kristina C., 1974-
Poor representation.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010100
(OCoLC)1030913997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina C Miler
ISBN: 9781108473507 9781108461818 9781108562386 1108562388 1108473504 1108461816
OCLC Number: 1055675201
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: What about the poor? --
The political visibility of the poor --
Congressional inaction for the poor --
Congressional unresponsiveness to the poor --
Legislators 2019; unresponsiveness to the poor --
Surrogate champions for the poor --
Positioned for legislative success --
Achieving better representation.
Responsibility: Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland.

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This book is the first to systematically examine whether and how the poor are represented by Congress. Drawing on three decades of data, Miler shows that, while poverty is politically salient and the  Read more...

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