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The Resource Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters, Justin Grimmer, (electronic resource)

Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters, Justin Grimmer, (electronic resource)

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Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters
Title
Representational style in Congress
Title remainder
what legislators say and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Justin Grimmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book demonstrates the consequences of legislators' strategic communication for representation in American politics. Representational Style in Congress shows how legislators present their work to cultivate constituent support. Using a massive new data set of texts from legislators and new statistical techniques to analyze the texts, this book provides comprehensive measures of what legislators say to constituents and explains why legislators adopt these styles. Using the new measures, Justin Grimmer shows how legislators affect how constituents evaluate their representatives and the consequences of strategic statements for political discourse. The introduction of new statistical techniques for political texts allows a more comprehensive and systematic analysis of what legislators say and why it matters than was previously possible. Using these new techniques, the book makes the compelling case that to understand political representation, we must understand what legislators say to constituents.--
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Grimmer, Justin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in politics
  • Legislators
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters, Justin Grimmer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139207782
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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
  • Representation inside and outside congress: Position takers and appropriators ; Presentational styles, representational styles, and representation : an overview of the argument ; Conclusion -- Representation and evaluation on the Senator's terms: The study of representation and the irony of home style ; Presentational styles and evaluation on the Senator's terms ; Conclusion -- Measuring presentational styles with Senate press releases: Existing sources for measuring how senators engage constituents ; Why press releases ; Conclusion -- Measuring presentational styles in thousands of press releases: A Bayesian statistical model to measure expressed priorities ; Identifying the topics of discussion ; Assessing the validity of the topic classification ; Validating the estimated priorities ; Conclusion
  • The types of presentational styles in the U.S. Senate: The types of presentational styles in the Senate ; Position-takers to credit-claimers : validating the policy-pork spectrum ; Conclusion -- The electoral connection's effect on Senators' presentational styles: Introduction ; The electoral connection and presentational style choice ; The farmer and the lawyer ; The electoral connection's influence on expressed priorities ; Stable and slowly changing presentational styles ; Conclusion -- The correspondence between Senators' work in Washington and presentational styles: Introduction ; Appropriators in presentational styles and roll-call votes ; Senators' positions in press releases are positions articulated in floor speeches ; Correlation between presentational styles and bill introductions ; Conclusion
  • What presentational styles matter for dyadic presentation: Introduction ; What constituents know about representatives and how they evaluate their members of Congress ; How press releases drive newspaper coverage ; The effect of presentational styles on constituent evaluations ; Legislators' presentational styles and dyadic representation -- Why presentational styles matter for collective representation: Partisan convergence in issue attention ; Partisan debates in presentational styles ; Distorted debate and extremist domination ; The collective consequences of presentational styles -- Presentational styles and representation: What legislators say and why it matters ; Consequences for existing studies of ideological representation ; How politicians are covered in the press ; Credit claiming : The personal vote and the budget ; Rhetorical polarization ; How politicians engage the public ; Representation inside and outside the Senate -- Methods appendix: Statistical model and estimation ; Latent Dirichlet allocation ; Chapter 3 appendix
Control code
CR9781139207782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 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
9781139207782
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)869560673
Label
Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters, Justin Grimmer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139207782
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
  • Representation inside and outside congress: Position takers and appropriators ; Presentational styles, representational styles, and representation : an overview of the argument ; Conclusion -- Representation and evaluation on the Senator's terms: The study of representation and the irony of home style ; Presentational styles and evaluation on the Senator's terms ; Conclusion -- Measuring presentational styles with Senate press releases: Existing sources for measuring how senators engage constituents ; Why press releases ; Conclusion -- Measuring presentational styles in thousands of press releases: A Bayesian statistical model to measure expressed priorities ; Identifying the topics of discussion ; Assessing the validity of the topic classification ; Validating the estimated priorities ; Conclusion
  • The types of presentational styles in the U.S. Senate: The types of presentational styles in the Senate ; Position-takers to credit-claimers : validating the policy-pork spectrum ; Conclusion -- The electoral connection's effect on Senators' presentational styles: Introduction ; The electoral connection and presentational style choice ; The farmer and the lawyer ; The electoral connection's influence on expressed priorities ; Stable and slowly changing presentational styles ; Conclusion -- The correspondence between Senators' work in Washington and presentational styles: Introduction ; Appropriators in presentational styles and roll-call votes ; Senators' positions in press releases are positions articulated in floor speeches ; Correlation between presentational styles and bill introductions ; Conclusion
  • What presentational styles matter for dyadic presentation: Introduction ; What constituents know about representatives and how they evaluate their members of Congress ; How press releases drive newspaper coverage ; The effect of presentational styles on constituent evaluations ; Legislators' presentational styles and dyadic representation -- Why presentational styles matter for collective representation: Partisan convergence in issue attention ; Partisan debates in presentational styles ; Distorted debate and extremist domination ; The collective consequences of presentational styles -- Presentational styles and representation: What legislators say and why it matters ; Consequences for existing studies of ideological representation ; How politicians are covered in the press ; Credit claiming : The personal vote and the budget ; Rhetorical polarization ; How politicians engage the public ; Representation inside and outside the Senate -- Methods appendix: Statistical model and estimation ; Latent Dirichlet allocation ; Chapter 3 appendix
Control code
CR9781139207782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 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
9781139207782
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)869560673

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