The Resource Electoral incentives in Congress, Jamie L. Carson and Joel Sievert

Electoral incentives in Congress, Jamie L. Carson and Joel Sievert

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Electoral incentives in Congress
Title
Electoral incentives in Congress
Statement of responsibility
Jamie L. Carson and Joel Sievert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"David Mayhew's (1974) thesis regarding the "electoral connection" and its impact on legislative behavior has become the theoretical foundation for much of the existing research on the modern U.S. Congress. In its most basic form, Mayhew's theory contends that once in office, legislators pursue whatever actions put them in the best position to achieve reelection. The electoral connection has traditionally been considered a phenomenon of the post-World War II environment, but legislative scholars have begun to suggest that Mayhew's argument applies to politics in earlier congressional eras as well. To assess these disparate claims more systematically, Carson and Sievert investigate whether legislators in earlier historical eras were motivated by many of the same factors that influence their behavior today, especially with regard to the pursuit of reelection. In this respect, they examine the role of electoral incentives in shaping legislative behavior across a wide swath of the nineteenth century. This entails looking at patterns of turnover in Congress across this period, the politics underlying renomination of candidates, the changing role of parties in recruiting candidates to run and its broader effect on candidate competition, as well as electoral accountability across a variety of dimensions. The results have wide-ranging implications for the evolution of Congress and the development of various legislative institutions over time"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Carson, Jamie L
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sievert, Joel
  • JSTOR
Series statement
Legislative politics and policy making
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Elections
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
Label
Electoral incentives in Congress, Jamie L. Carson and Joel Sievert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contemporary and historical evidence for an electoral connection -- Unpacking the electoral connection -- Candidates and competition in US House races, 1820-88 -- Nomination and turnover patterns in the US House -- Ballots, election timing, and the personal vote -- Electoral accountability in US House elections -- Reevaluating electoral incentives in Congress
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472123759
Lccn
2018002009
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctvtcngt
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020293532
  • (OCoLC)on1020293532
Label
Electoral incentives in Congress, Jamie L. Carson and Joel Sievert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contemporary and historical evidence for an electoral connection -- Unpacking the electoral connection -- Candidates and competition in US House races, 1820-88 -- Nomination and turnover patterns in the US House -- Ballots, election timing, and the personal vote -- Electoral accountability in US House elections -- Reevaluating electoral incentives in Congress
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472123759
Lccn
2018002009
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctvtcngt
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020293532
  • (OCoLC)on1020293532

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