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Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2022, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p785-788. 4p.

Abstract:Rebekah Herrick is a professor and interim head of the political science at Oklahoma State University. Stefanie Bailer is professor of political science at the University of Basel. Thomas G. Fleming is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Universi...

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On Whose Door to Knock? Organized Interests' Strategic Pursuit of Access to Members of Congress.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2022, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p157-192. 36p.

Abstract:Organized interests routinely seek direct contacts with, or access to, members of Congress to advance their policy goals. While studies often explore the tactics interests use to obtain access, few examine interests' strategic considerations in choosin...

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Legislative Scholars Should Study Extralegislative Outcomes.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2021, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p3-9. 7p.

Abstract:Examining total government spending, she finds that coalitions agree to spend more than their single party counterparts, and, further, that the number of ministers with portfolio is unrelated to spending, which refines our understanding of the organiza...

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The Private Interests of Public Officials: Financial Regulation in the US Congress.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2021, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p49-84. 36p.

Abstract:Legislators' private financial holdings affect policy decisions. Due to financial self‐interest, we theorize that legislators whose personal investment portfolios include equities from firms affected by proposed policies vote for legislation that benef...

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Doubling Down: Inequality in Responsiveness and the Policy Preferences of Elected Officials.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2018, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p457-491. 35p.

Abstract:Is bias in responsiveness to constituents conditional on the policy preferences of elected officials? The scholarly conventional wisdom is that constituency groups who do not receive policy representation still obtain some level of responsiveness by le...

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Ideological Congruence: Illusion or Imperfection?

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2018, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p21-32. 12p.

Abstract:Paul Warwick ( ) argues that much of the research on ideological congruence leaves the erroneous impression that a close match of median left‐right voter opinions and government ideological positions usually emerges from elections. I propose further cl...

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Richard F. Fenno, In Memoriam.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2020, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p151-152. 2p.

Abstract:On April 21, 2020, Richard F. Fenno, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester, passed away in Rye, New York, at the age of 93. Dick joined the University of Rochester in 1957 and served with distinction for over a half...

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Staggered Terms for the US Senate: Origins and Irony.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2015, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p471-497. 27p.

Abstract:This article provides the first detailed study of the origins of staggered Senate terms, which typically have been interpreted as part of the framers' intent to create an insulated, stable, and conservative Senate. I draw upon three sources of evidence...

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About the Authors.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Nov2020, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p679-670. 1p.

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Public Approval ofU.S. State Legislatures.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2012, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p99-116. 18p.

Abstract:The determinants of public approval for state legislatures have not received much attention, but one important finding is that more professionalized legislatures experience lower levels of public support. We argue that this result is an artifact of lim...

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