Personal Roots of Representation

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Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that personal influences play in representatives' voting behavior. This timely book is the first to examine the extent to which the very same values, experiences, and interests ...

Personal Roots of Representation 2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691134598

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Personal Roots of Representation 2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691127446

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