Congress: The Electoral Connection / Edition 2

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Overview

In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy. In a new foreword for this edition, R. Douglas Arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author.

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"Any short list of major analyses of Congress must of necessity include David Mayhew's Congress: The Electoral Connection. It is a pleasure to have this aged-in-the-cask classic reissued, and the foreword by Arnold and preface by Mayhew are a valuable bonus."—Fred Greenstein, Princeton University

In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy. In a new foreword for this edition, R. Douglas Arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300105872
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition description: New preface by author
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 347,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author


David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, is the author of many books, including Divided We Govern, America’s Congress, and Electoral Realignments, all published by Yale University Press.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The electoral incentive 11
2 Processes and policies 79
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