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While the Congress literature of the 1970s and 1980s led to the dominant impression that all politics is local, in recent years legislative behavior has pointed in more national directions. Dilemmas of Representation comprehensively examines the multifaceted activities of several legislators from New York, one of the country’s most diverse states. Legislators still include strong local components in their home styles, but a variety of national factors now contribute notably to an understanding of local politics. This book encourages the reader to think more about the appropriate balance of local and national emphasis in legislator home styles, and also the advantages and disadvantages of the contrasting representational styles used by some contemporary representatives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. DILEMMAS OF REPRESENTATION
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  1. contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. OVERVIEW OF THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS
  2. pp. 13-29
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  1. 3. RETHINKING THE LOCAL NATIONAL DEBATE
  2. pp. 30-79
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  1. 4. NATIONAL PARTIES,INDIVIDUAL CHOICES
  2. pp. 80-138
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  1. 5. THE LOCAL-NATIONAL CONNECTION AND THE REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES
  2. pp. 139-175
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  1. 6. BALANCING CONSTITUENCIES:FENNO’S BULLS-EYE MODEL IN THE 1990S
  2. pp. 191-235
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  1. 7. CONCLUDING PERSPECTIVES
  2. pp. 236-256
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 257-267
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 268-275
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 276-281
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 282-294
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791480212
Related ISBN
9780791470756
MARC Record
OCLC
172980990
Pages
292
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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