Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies / Michael A. Smith

Author(s): Smith, Michael A., 1970-
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Subjects: Legislators--United States--States
Representative government and representation--United States--States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2003
LC Classification: J, JK
Table of Contents: 1. Studying Representation 1
2. Constructing Roles from the Representatives' Perspectives: Literature and Methods 8
3. Burkeans 23
Burkean 1. The Suburban Burkean 29
Burkean 2. The Commonsense Burkean 41
4. In-District Advocates 56
Advocate 1. The Consummate Politician 58
Advocate 2. The Conscience of the District 69
Advocate 3. The Inner-City Advocate 82
Advocate 4. The Common Man Writ Large 93
5. Advocates beyond the District 103
Advocate 5. The Progressive 105
Advocate 6. The Civic Booster 116
6. Ombudspersons 128
Ombuds 1. Doing His Job, Voting the District 130
Ombuds 2. The Good Citizen 139
Ombuds 3. Listening and Responding 152
Ombuds 4. The Rural Ombudsman 162
7. Districts, Ambitions, and Strategies in a Term-Limited Era 175
Concentric Circles of Constituency 176
Hypotheses 183
Term Limits: Institutional and Individual Effects 192
Afterword 200
App. I. Data Collection 203
App. II. Site of the Study 205
App. III. Coding Decisions: Distinguishing among Suburbs 210
App. IV. A Note on Grammar and Names 212
Bibliography 215
Index 221
Notes: LCCN: 2002152704
ISBN: 0826214525
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-220) and index
Physical Description: ix, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 50919905
ISBN/ISSN: 0826214525

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