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Working in the District: Home Style

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Much of a representative’s job centers on policy and takes place inside congress, but representatives also participate in activities in their electoral district that emphasize securing support for ... More


Ireland: ‘O What a Tangled Web. . .’—Delegation, Accountability, and Executive Power

Paul Mitchell

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Irish state inherited many features of the Westminster parliamentary system, but with some important divergences: a written constitution protected by a Supreme Court, a proportional ... More


Canada: Political Careers between Executive Hopes and Constituency Work

David C. Docherty

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Members of the Canadian Parliament today are well-paid political professionals. Still, the most attractive goal of a national political career in Canada is a seat at the cabinet table, because only ... More


Introduction: Representation, Distribution, and Constituency Service

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The introduction to the book presents an overview of the puzzle constituency service presents to our understanding of distributive politics in patronage democracies. It then offers an overview of the ... More


Clients or Constituents?: A Theory of Assistance in Patronage Democracies

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 offers a theoretical explanation for why we should expect to see constituency service in patronage democracies, despite existing expectations to the contrary. It discusses in greater detail ... More


Conclusion: Constrained Accountability in Patronage Democracies

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 12 addresses the broader implications of the book’s findings for our view of representative democracy in many parts of the world. It posits that the form of representation present in these ... More


Whose Representative?

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 focuses on the representational role of elected politicians in India—how they work, and whom they try to work for. It starts with an account of the daily work-routines of Indian ... More


When Is Responsiveness Partisan Bias?

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 10 evaluates the conditions under which politicians will allocate benefits in a contingent, versus noncontingent, manner. It shows that citizens living in areas that offered strong support to ... More


Access to Services in a Patronage Democracy: The Case of India

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents a discussion of service provision in India, to set the context for an analysis of distributive politics and, in particular, constituency service, in a patronage democracy. It ... More


Which Politicians Respond?

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 expands on analyses of the field experiment to explore additional variation in the characteristics of politicians’ responsiveness. First, it investigates the degree to which politicians’ ... More


Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Jennifer Bussell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This book provides a theoretical and empirical examination of constituency service in developing countries. The predominant view of distributive politics in “patronage democracies” emphasizes the ... More


Constituency Service in Comparative Perspective

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 11 considers the extent to which we should expect to observe similar dynamics of distributive politics in other parts of the world. It draws on a range of cross-national data to show that the ... More


The Provision of Constituency Service

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 draws on a field experimental audit of politicians with a near census of Indian state and national legislators to show that, on the whole, politicians do not take indicators of partisanship ... More


Partisanship, the Personal Vote, and Constituency Service

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 tests observable implications of the book’s theory on constituency service’s supply, using the field experiment introduced in Chapter 3 to assess politicians’ motivations to respond to ... More


Disasters as Political Challenges and Opportunities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In conclusion, incumbents' reelection efforts appear not to have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Andrew. Apparent effects are positive, if minimal. Time and distance reduced the hurricane's ... More


In the Eye: Incumbents from Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida City and Homestead were entirely within the severe damage zone of Hurricane Andrew--the hurricane's eye wall. Devastation from the hurricane is most clearly associated with this area of the ... More


Partisan Targeting and Local Distributive Politics

Jennifer Bussell

in Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190945398
eISBN:
9780190945435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945398.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 presents the first set of empirical analyses focused on politics at the local level. Drawing on close-range qualitative shadowing of local council presidents and surveys of both presidents ... More


The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

David K. Twigg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hurricane Andrew ripped through Dade County, Florida, before dawn on August 24, 1992, with devastating effect. Andrew is considered one of only three Category 5 hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland ... More


Florida Legislators: Locally Elected State Officials

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida's legislators, elected from small districts, were well into the 1992 election cycle when Andrew struck. Primary races had focused on the September 1 election scheduled for eight days after ... More


Andrew's First Cavalry: State Officials Respond

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As announced in chapter 4, three cabinet members, the governor, and the lieutenant governor were in office and about to seek reelection when Andrew struck. In the wake of the hurricane, incumbent ... More


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