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Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time

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ISBN-10: 047203586X

ISBN-13: 9780472035861

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jamie L. Carson, Jason Matthew Roberts

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In Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts present 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, assess the effects of institutional reforms, and identify the factors that shape the competitiveness of elections. They present several key findings: the strategic politicians theory is applicable in an era without candidate-centered campaigns; there was an incumbency advantage prior…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English