Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters

Justin Grimmer

This book demonstrates the consequences of legislators' strategic communication for representation in American politics. Representational Style in Congress shows how legislators present their work to cultivate constituent support. Using a massive new data set of texts from legislators and new statistical techniques to analyze the texts, this book provides comprehensive measures of what legislators say to constituents and explains why legislators adopt these styles. Using the new measures, Justin Grimmer shows how legislators affect how constituents evaluate their representatives and the consequences of strategic statements for political discourse. The introduction of new statistical techniques for political texts allows a more comprehensive and systematic analysis of what legislators say and why it matters than was previously possible. Using these new techniques, the book makes the compelling case that to understand political representation, we must understand what legislators say to constituents.

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  • 1. Representation inside and outside Congress
  • 2. Representation and evaluation on the senator's terms
  • 3. Measuring presentational styles with Senate press releases
  • 4. Measuring presentational styles in thousands of press releases
  • 5. Types of presentational styles in the US Senate
  • 6. The electoral connection's effect on senators' presentational styles
  • 7. Correspondence between senators' work in Washington and presentational styles
  • 8. Why presentational styles matter for dyadic representation
  • 9. Why presentational styles matter for collective representation
  • 10. Presentational styles and representation.

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書名 Representational style in Congress : what legislators say and why it matters
著作者等 Grimmer, Justin
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 xi, 201 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781107026476
NCID BB14480390
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国