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Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the ... More


A Multifaceted Approach to the Study of Black Descriptive Representation

Christopher J. Clark

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter motivates the book’s importance, talking specifically about the relevance of a multifaceted approach to the study of black state legislators in the 21st century. The descriptive ... More


Black Seat Share and Policy Representation in States

Christopher J. Clark

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

A common expectation is that when blacks serve in elected office black policy interests will be better represented. This chapter examines how black seat share affects education and welfare policy in ... More


Representing Women’s Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in US State Legislatures

Beth Rein Gold and Kerry L. Haynie

in Representation: The Case of Women

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199340101
eISBN:
9780199380077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340101.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political scientists have employed various definitions of women's political interests: some are more women- or gender-specific than others; some are more feminist, liberal, or radical than others. To ... More


Trends in the Geography of Women in the U.S. State Legislatures

Barbara Norrander and Clyde Wilcox

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/9780199328734.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

State legislatures continue to vary in the number of female representatives. Past research noted a number of reasons connected to possible female candidates and the political and social ... More


Moderate in the Land of the Dixiecrats

Charles C. Bolton

in William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037870
eISBN:
9781621039488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the start of Winter’s political career. Topics covered include his entry into law school in 1946; his election as Mississippi state legislator in the summer of 1947; his ... More


Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Christopher J. Clark

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book adopts a multifaceted approach to study of black state legislators across the country. Using the descriptive representation framework, multiple facets of black representation are studied. ... More


Explorations in Intersectional Policymaking

Beth Reingold

in Race, Gender, and Political Representation: Toward a More Intersectional Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197502174
eISBN:
9780197502204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502174.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 explores the concept of intersectional policymaking further by examining closely the content of legislation sponsored by a small subset of Democratic state legislators serving ... More


Living with Wolves and Dogs: Issues and Controversies

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines how many types of “dog,” including AKC (American Kennel Club) registered breeds, can be mistaken for wolves by people who have stereotypical ideas of what a wolf is, including ... More


Odd Fellows, Teetotalers, and Young Indians: Washington Associations and the Election of 1848

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the young lawyer and former state legislator from Illinois who made his first appearance in Washington as a new member of the Thirtieth Congress. Abraham Lincoln arrived in ... More


Descriptive Representation and Black Political Involvement

Christopher J. Clark and Ray Block

in Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933562
eISBN:
9780190933593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933562.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

A healthy representative democracy requires that citizens be politically involved, and it is especially important to consider the political involvement of groups that are marginalized, such as ... More


William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Charles C. Bolton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037870
eISBN:
9781621039488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For more than six decades, William F. Winter (b. 1923) has been one of the most recognizable public figures in Mississippi. His political career spanned the 1940s through the early 1980s, from his ... More


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