Issue Politics in Congress
By (author) Tracy Sulkin
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Issue Politics in Congress by Tracy Sulkin
Book DescriptionDo representatives and senators respond to the critiques raised by their challengers? This study, one of the first to explore how legislators' experiences as candidates shape their subsequent behavior as policy makers, demonstrates that they do. Winning legislators regularly take up their challengers' priority issues from the last campaign and act on them in office, a phenomenon called 'issue uptake'. This attentiveness to their challengers' issues reflects a widespread and systematic yet largely unrecognized mode of responsiveness in the US Congress, but it is one with important benefits for the legislators who undertake it and for the health and legitimacy of the representative process. This book provides fresh insight into questions regarding the electoral connection in legislative behavior, the role of campaigns and elections, and the nature and quality of congressional representation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855211
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tracy Sulkin
Legislative Legacy of Congressional Campaigns, Paperback (April 2011)
Sulkin shows that legislators' campaigns have a lasting legacy in the content of their behavior in office.
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This book explores how legislators respond to their electoral challengers' critiques.
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Author Biography - Tracy Sulkin
Tracy Sulkin is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD from the University of Washington in 2002. Her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Analysis, American Politics Research, and Political Psychology. This book is based on her dissertation, which won APSA's Schattschneider Award in 2003.
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