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How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures

Tracy L. Osborn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845347
eISBN:
9780199949397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures, Tracy Osborn examines two avenues through which political parties fundamentally affect how women ... More


The Costs of Government

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Presents the Antifederalist objections to a stronger national government in the “fiscal‐military” sphere, with this chapter looking closely at Antifederalist objections to the federal fiscal powers ... More


More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures

Susan J. Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199322428
eISBN:
9780199367641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199322428.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book advances a new approach for understanding women’s election to office, challenging assumptions of a single model of candidate emergence and the necessity for women to assimilate to men’s ... More


“Uniting Our Voice at the Water’s Edge”: Legislative Authority in the Cold War and Roosevelt Corollary

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the relational conception to argue against the quality of the legislature's constitutional construction in the era of the Roosevelt Corollary. Applying the processual standards, it ... More


The Policy Backlash

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

in White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the implications of white backlash for the policy decisions of state legislatures, focusing on five policy areas: health care, criminal justice, education, taxation, and ... More


Examining Party Identity and Institutional Partisanship

Tracy L. Osborn

in How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender and Representation in the State Legislatures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845347
eISBN:
9780199949397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845347.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 describes the comparative design and data used in this book to test these two party effects. The first data source, the National Political Awareness Test (NPAT) from Project Vote Smart, ... More


The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Kristin Kanthak and George Krause

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

“From the Iraqi Parliament to the U.S. House of Representatives, policymakers and scholars alike have long argued that it is critical that the composition of elected assemblies represent the ... More


Can Organizational Mechanisms Solve Minority Group Coordination Problems? Logic, Lessons, and Evidence from Legislative Caucuses in the American States

Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the use of legislative member organizations, or caucuses, as catalysts for the type of coordination that was shown in the previous chapter to be beneficial for minority group ... More


Who Wants to Run?: How the Devaluing of Political Office Drives Polarization

Andrew B. Hall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226609430
eISBN:
9780226609607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609607.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Legislative polarization in America is at all-time highs, bringing with it gridlock, brinksmanship, and partisan conflict. How does our political system help create this polarization, and what ... More


Fixing Politics

Seth E. Masket

in The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190220839
eISBN:
9780190608446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190220839.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with the example of the top-two primary reform in California, noting its promise to mitigate partisanship and its failure (so far) to meet this goal. From there, the chapter sets ... More


Wisconsin and Beyond: Dismantling the Government

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the legislative attacks on the public sector aimed at eliminating employee union rights and slashing public services. Corporate lobbies and their legislative allies saw the 2010 ... More


Selecting U.S. Senators

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The delegates viewed the U.S. Senate as a small body of leaders who could stop the unruly democratic urges of the House of Representatives. Representation in the Senate became the principle political ... More


State Constitutional Amendment Processes and Practices

John Dinan

in State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532783
eISBN:
9780226532950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532950.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the processes for amending state constitutions, the origin and evolution of these processes, and the varying use of these processes across the 50 states. All states provide for ... More


Public Opinion in the States: Determinants of Legislative Job Performance

John A. Hamman

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates state-level opinion on determinants of legislative job performance. It analyzes the relation between legislative professionalism and job performance and the results ... More


Key Episodes in the Twentieth Century

in For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226510811
eISBN:
9780226510873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226510873.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a history of key episodes in the twentieth century, using a theory to sketch a picture of how the initiative changed the evolution of state and local fiscal policy during these ... More


Internal Enforcement

in Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226682594
eISBN:
9780226682617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226682617.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes how legislatures, like the U.S. Congress, address rule design when internal enforcement is a viable option. The entire legislature engages in enforcement via the selection of a ... More


The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy

Seth Masket

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190220839
eISBN:
9780190608446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190220839.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is a study of antiparty reforms and why they fail. Numerous reform movements over the past century have designated parties as the enemy of democracy, and they have found a willing ally in ... More


Women State Legislators: Women’s Issues in Partisan Environments

Tracy Osborn and Rebecca Kreitzer

in Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199328734
eISBN:
9780199398966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Women legislators pursue women’s issues policies in the U.S. State legislatures, but their ability to do so is mediated by the political party environment. Short-term party forces, such as party ... More


Polarization without Parties: Nebraska and the Nonpartisan Legislature

Seth E. Masket

in The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190220839
eISBN:
9780190608446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190220839.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Nebraska has a curious state legislature—it is simultaneously the only officially nonpartisan one in the country and the most rapidly polarizing one. How is such a combination possible? This chapter ... More


The Nonpartisan Legislature in Minnesota

Seth E. Masket

in The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190220839
eISBN:
9780190608446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190220839.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Nebraska isn’t the only state to experiment with a nonpartisan legislature. Minnesota had one between 1913 and 1973. Parties demonstrated their ability to adapt to this antiparty reform, as well, ... More


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