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The Resource Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts

Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts

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Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time
Title
Ambition, competition, and electoral reform
Title remainder
the politics of congressional elections across time
Statement of responsibility
Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts presents 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 contexts 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 to the full development of candidate-centered campaigns; institutional reforms have had a significant effects on elections; and the degree of electoral competition frequently correlates with elected officials' responsiveness to citizens" -Dust cover
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Carson, Jamie L
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Roberts, Jason M.
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
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United States
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Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- History of U.S. House elections -- Institutional change and candidate behavior -- Exploring historic and modern election trends -- The politics of candidate emergence -- The incumbency advantage in House elections -- Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17307387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780472118649
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811337394
Label
Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- History of U.S. House elections -- Institutional change and candidate behavior -- Exploring historic and modern election trends -- The politics of candidate emergence -- The incumbency advantage in House elections -- Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17307387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780472118649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811337394

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