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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gary F Moncrief; Joel A Thompson
|Description:||x, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||State legislative careers : twenty-five years of reform / William Pound --
Nativity, mobility, and state legislators / Joel A. Thompson and Gary F. Moncrief --
Minorities in state legislatures / Charles S. Bullock III --
Female legislators : is there a new type of woman in office? / Patricia Freeman and William Lyons --
Electoral change in U.S. states : system versus constituency competition / Harvey J. Tucker and Ronald E. Weber --
Winning big : the incumbency advantage in state legislative races / David Breaux and Malcolm Jewell --
Legislative caucus and leadership campaign commitees / Anthony Gierzynski and Malcolm Jewell --
Midsession vacancies : why do state legislators exit and how are they replaced? / Keith Hamm and David M. Olson --
Accommodating member requests in committee assignments : individual-level explanations / Ronald Hedlund --
Changing state legislative leadership careers / Peverill Squire --
The evolution of the state legislature : institutional change and legislative careers / Joel A. Thompson and Gary F. Moncrief.
|Responsibility:||edited by Gary F. Moncrief and Joel A. Thompson.|
State legislatures have changed more than perhaps any other American political institution in the last two decades, argue Gary F. Moncrief and Joel A. Thompson. This volume examines those changes and explores their impact on the individual legislator. The editors have assembled a group of leading state legislative scholars, who address changes in the composition of the legislature; entry and exit issues; campaign financing; elections; midsession vacancies; committee systems; and legislative leadership. Changing Patterns in State Legislative Careers covers a timely topic, given the recent movement in a number of states to limit legislative terms. It will be of interest to those who study legislative behavior, American political institutions, organizational change, and elections.
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