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

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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
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ten 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.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What about the Poor? -- 2. The Political Visibility of the Poor -- 3. Congressional Inaction for the Poor -- 4. Congressional Unresponsiveness to the Poor -- 5. Legislators' Unresponsiveness to the Poor -- 6. Surrogate Champions for the Poor -- 7. Positioned for Legislative Success -- 8. Achieving Better Representation
Control code
on1030913997
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781108461818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030913997
Label
Poor representation : Congress and the politics of poverty in the United States, Kristina C. Miler, University of Maryland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What about the Poor? -- 2. The Political Visibility of the Poor -- 3. Congressional Inaction for the Poor -- 4. Congressional Unresponsiveness to the Poor -- 5. Legislators' Unresponsiveness to the Poor -- 6. Surrogate Champions for the Poor -- 7. Positioned for Legislative Success -- 8. Achieving Better Representation
Control code
on1030913997
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781108461818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030913997

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