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Legislative Research Reports.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p143-152. 10p.

Abstract:This article presents abstracts of papers presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association held in Chicago. Using a roll-call based measure of senators' ideologies and citizen assessments of senators' ideologies, the a...

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Scaling Policy Preferences from Coded Political Texts.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p123-155. 33p.

Abstract:Scholars estimating policy positions from political texts typically code words or sentences and then build left-right policy scales based on the relative frequencies of text units coded into different categories. Here we reexamine such scales and propo...

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Cohort Effects and the Incumbency Advantage.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Feb2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p113-129. 17p.

Abstract:The literature on the incumbency advantage in U.S. House elections has focused mostly on political variables, such as competition and incumbent resources. For this article, I identify an important sociological variable: a cohort effect that separates o...

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Legislative Self-Restraint Under Divided Government In Germany, 1976-2002.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p167-191. 25p. 3 Charts, 2 Graphs.

Abstract:Using the Vanberg (1998) model of legislative autolimitation from the judicial review literature, we investigated the impact of divided government on the strategic choices of government and opposition. The main prediction of the model is that a strong ...

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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:Copyright of Legislative Studies Quarterly is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, do...

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Introduction.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p149-152. 4p.

Abstract:The article discusses various issues published within the issue including investigation on how political parties shape the rules by which legislatures choose their leaders and on how electoral systems affect the proportion of women in legislatures.

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The Impact of Party and Ideology on Roll-Call Voting in State Legislatures.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. May2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p235-257. 23p. 4 Charts.

Abstract:The article aims to utilize independent measures of party and ideology, acquired from surveys of state legislative candidates, to examine the individual influence of each of these factors on roll-call voting in five U.S. state legislatures over the 199...

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Legislative Research Reports.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2004, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p469-479. 11p.

Abstract:The papers abstracted below were presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association held in Chicago. The study " "Moderation, Extremism, and Representation in Congress" focuses on the ideological dimension and the behavio...

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The Distributive Politics of Cold War Defense Spending: Some State Level Evidence.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. May96, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p265-281. 172p. 4 Charts.

Abstract:Evaluates the distributive politics theory in the U.S. Analysis of a pooled cross-section time series of data on the distribution of prime military contracts among the states; Utilization of a panel design; Relationship between serving on a defense co...

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Electoral Institutions, the Personal Vote, and Legislative Organization.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Legislative Studies Quarterly. Aug2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p339-361. 23p.

Abstract:What is the relationship between electoral institutions and the internal organization of legislatures? Existing research on the U.S. Congress suggests that electoral incentives shaped by the candidate-centered nature of congressional elections explain ...

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