This is a book about the politics of representative democracy, written from the perspective of the politicians who make it work. "Senators on the Campaign Trail" offers a rich, rounded developmental view of some of the high-level individuals who work at the business of representation.This is a book about the politics of representative democracy, written from the perspective of the politicians who make it work. "Senators on the Campaign Trail" offers a rich, rounded developmental view of some of the high-level individuals who work at the business of representation.Read Less
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Good. 0806128275 Student Edition. No CD Included. Access code may be used. Moderate dirt wear, wrinkling or creasing on cover or spine. Good binding. Moderate writing and highlighting. Cover has used book stickers or residue. Marker on cover or bottom edge of book.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0806128275. A very nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition.; Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 375 pages.
Fine in Fine dj. 8vo. 375 pp. Spine ends are very slightly bumped. Top spine end of dj has tiny creasing. Author examines Senators election campaigns from the perspective of the senator rather from that of the voter.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-05-06 While most political scientists focus on polls, trends and statistics, Fenno's absorbing book compares the behavior of 10 Senatorial candidates on the campaign trail between 1976 and 1994, resulting in numerous unconventional insights into the how voters react to politicians. Fenno compares former Iowa Senator Dick Clark's 1972 election, based largely on the popularity of his energetic walk across Iowa to meet voters, to his complacent an unsuccessful second campaign. Former astronaut John Glenn didn't have to go to such lengths for name recognition, but it wasn't until he addressed a union of boilerplate workers in 1980 that he stumbled across the fact that the audience was more deeply responsive to his own personal past as a plumber's son than to his status as national hero. Fenno also makes an instructive comparison between Glenn's failure in one election to the success of the young Dan Quayle in another: "Quayle," he notes, "had no reputation... but he also had nothing to lose." There are many subtle distinctions between candidates' institutional ambitions in the Senate and their electoral ambitions in their home states, and there is the concept of personal representation versus policy representation, and Fenno clearly defines all these. Although he can be repetitively defensive about the academic validity of his approach, Fenno's focus on individual details restores a humanity to the Senate in an era of public cynicism about public institutions. (June)
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