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The Resource Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

Label
Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States
Title
Poor representation
Title remainder
Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 shows that, contrary to what many believe, the poor are highly visible to legislators. Yet, the poor are grossly underrepresented when it comes to legislative activity, both by Congress as a whole and by individual legislators, even those who represent high-poverty districts. To take up their issues in Congress, the poor must rely on a few surrogate champions who have little district connection to poverty but view themselves as broader advocates and often see poverty from a racial or gender-based perspective.--
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1974-
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Miler, Kristina C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • United States
  • Poor
  • Poor
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
Label
Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108562386
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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CR9781108562386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108461818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055675201
Label
Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108562386
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781108562386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108461818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055675201

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