Congressional Careers: Contours of Life in the U.S. House of Representatives / Edition 1

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1991 1st Edition 1. pp. 213. Description: xiv, 213 p. : ill.; 24 cm. Subjects: United States. Congress. House--Term of office. Legislators--United States--Biography. ... Legislators--United States--Longitudinal studies. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-203) and index. Fine paperback copy. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans want elected officials to serve only a limited number of terms. Nevertheless, every two years American voters return, on average, more than 95 percent of incumbents to the U.S. House of Representatives. John Hibbing's book provides unique evidence of the problems that would result from congressional term limitations.

The first scholar to analyze congressional careers using longitudinal data, Hibbing looks at how the career patterns of a typical House member have evolved over the last forty years. By showing that the gap between the legislative contributions of junior and senior members has grown in recent years, Hibbing contends that as members gain in seniority they become more knowledgeable, efficient, and valuable legislators. Thus he argues against congressional term limitations.

Hibbing's findings illuminate other fundamental and surprising changes. House members now are as electorally secure early in their careers as they are late, and they are less likely to deviate from their previously established roll call voting pattern. Members acquire positions of authority (subcommittee chairs) more quickly than they used to, but these more rapid gains evaporate by the sixth or seventh term of service. Also, House members travel to their home districts less frequently than they did ten years ago.

Congressional Careers is a fascinating portrait of the evolution of American legislators during their congressional service. It is the only study of congressional behavior that is both comprehensive and longitudinal -- valuable features in an era when congressional careerism is coming under acute public scrutiny.

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Hibbing's methodology and substantive findings are important for serious students of American politics.

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Gracefully written.

Gary C. Jacobson, University of California, San Diego

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807843406
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 0.53 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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