Congress at the Grassroots: Representational Change in the South, 1970-1998 / Edition 1

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Overview

Using the close observational style he employed in his pioneering book, Home Style, Fenno examines changing patterns of Congressional representation in the South as politians changed their approach from personal to more policy/issues orientation.

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Editorial Reviews

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Fenno's book is an enjoyable read for more than its intellectual contributions to the study of representation.

Journal of Politics

A fascinating and insightful case study of the change in the nature of representation in a transformed South.

Choice

In revisiting legislators' home styles, Fenno has prepared another masterpiece.

Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia

This beautifully written book is indispensable for students of Congress and the South.

Merle Black, coauthor of Politics and Society in the South and The Vital South

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807825426
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard F. Fenno Jr. is Distinguished University Professor and William R. Kenan Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
1. Political Representation
2. Jack Flynt, 1970-1972: A Person-Intensive Strategy
3. Jack Flynt, 1972-1976: Change and Challenge
4. Mac Collins, 1996-1998: A Policy-Intensive Strategy
5. Mac Collins and Connections: Policy, Personal, Party
Conclusion
Notes
Index

Maps

1. Flynt's Original District, 1954-1964 (Georgia's Fourth Congressional District)
2. Flynt's Transitional District, 1966-1970 (Georgia's Sixth Congressional District)
3. Flynt's New District, 1972-1976 (Georgia's Sixth Congressional District)
4. Collins's Original District, 1992-1994 (Georgia's Third Congressional District)
5. Collins's New District, 1996-present (Georgia's Third Congressional District)

Tables

1. Flynt District Engagements, January 1973-May 1974
2. Georgia Sixth District Vote, 1974, by County
3. Flynt Rankings of Campaign Activities, 1976
4. Flynt County Strengths, 1976
5. Flynt Predictions and Election Results, 1976

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