Partners and rivals : representation in U.S. Senate delegations

Wendy J. Schiller

Congressional scholars have vastly underappreciated how representation in the U. S. Senate differs from the House of Representatives. In this provocative new study, Wendy J. Schiller develops a theory of dual representation - where two legislators share the same geographical constituency - to explain Senators' behavior. Noting that Senators from the same state join different committees, focus on different policy areas, and address different economic interests through bill and amendment sponsorship, the author examines the electoral and institutional forces that elicit this competitive behavior. In developing her theory, Schiller relies on a wide variety of methodologies, from statistical analysis to case studies, and makes telling comparisons with similar situations in Latin America and Asia. "Partners and Rivals" argues against the commonly held view that individual Senators do an inadequate job in representing their states. Instead, this book demonstrates how the competitive structure of Senate delegations creates the potential for broad and responsive representation in the Senate. When two senators from the same state are viewed as a pair, it becomes clear that their combined representational agendas include a wide range of the interests and opinions that exist among constituents in their state. This holds true whether the Senators are from the same party or not. Rich in details, "Partners and Rivals" is the most thorough and rigorous explanation of Senators' behavior available.

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  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER 1 A Theory of Dual Representation 12 CHAPTER 2 Choosing Different Institutional Career Paths 33 CHAPTER 3 Diversification and Media Recognition 63 CHAPTER 4 Reputation and Constituent Evaluation 88 CHAPTER 5 Expanding the Boundaries of Electoral Coalitions 113 CHAPTER 6 Economic Interests and Campaign Contributions 143 CHAPTER 7 Rethinking Senate Representation 161 APPENDIX A Measurement of Variables 175 APPENDIX B Questionnaire Mailed to Newspaper Editors and Reporters 177 APPENDIX C Newspaper Articles by Subject Matter, State, and Senator 179 REFERENCES 185 INDEX 193

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書名 Partners and rivals : representation in U.S. Senate delegations
著作者等 Schiller Wendy J.
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 x, 199 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0691048878
NCID BA48011757
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国