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Issue Politics in Congress

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ISBN-10: 0521855217

ISBN-13: 9780521855211

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tracy Sulkin

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This study, exploring how legislators' experience as candidates shape their subsequent behaviour as policymakers, demonstrates that winning legislators regularly take up their challengers' priority issues from the last campaign and act on them.
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Tracy Sulkin is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Issue Politics in Congress, which won the American Political Science Association's Fenno Prize for the best book in legislative studies. Her work has appeared in leading journals such as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics and Legislative Studies Quarterly.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Electoral Challenges and Legislative Responsiveness
A Theory of Issue Uptake
The Nature of Campaign and Legislative Agendas
Assessing Uptake
Who Responds? Explaining Individual Variation in Uptake
Patterns of Responsiveness in Congress
The Electoral Impacts of Uptake
Uptake and Public Policy
Elections, Governance, and Representation
House and Senate Samples