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Partners and Rivals Representation in U. S. Senate Delegations

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ISBN-10: 0691048878

ISBN-13: 9780691048871

Edition: 2000

Authors: Wendy J. Schiller

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Congressional scholars have vastly underappreciated how representation in the U. S. Senate differs from the House of Representatives. In this provocative new study, Wendy J. Schiller develops a theory of dual representation--where two legislators share the same geographical constituency--to explain Senators' behavior. Noting that Senators from the same state join different committees, focus on different policy areas, and address different economic interests through bill and amendment sponsorship, the author examines the electoral and institutional forces that elicit this competitive behavior. In developing her theory, Schiller relies on a wide variety of methodologies, from statistical…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.06" long x 0.48" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English

Wendy Schiller (Ph.D., University of Rochester) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University (Twitter acct @profwschiller). She did her undergraduate work in political science at the University of Chicago, served on the staffs of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Governor Mario Cuomo, and completed Fellowships at the Brookings Institution and Princeton University. At Brown, she teaches popular courses titled The American Presidency, Introduction to the American Political Process, and Congress and Public Policy. Among books she has authored or co-authored are THE CONTEMPORARY CONGRESS (Thomson-Wadsworth) and PARTNERS AND RIVALS: REPRESENTATION IN U.S.…    

List of Illustrations
A Theory of Dual Representation
Choosing Different Institutional Career Paths
Diversification and Media Recognition
Reputation and Constituent Evaluation
Expanding the Boundaries of Electoral Coalitions
Economic Interests and Campaign Contributions
Rethinking Senate Representation
Measurement of Variables
Questionnaire Mailed to Newspaper Editors and Reporters
Newspaper Articles by Subject Matter, State, and Senator