Congressional Travels: Places, Connections, and Authenticity (Great Questions in Politics Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

A follow up book to his classic Home Style: House Members in their Districts, this new book by the preeminent legislative studies scholar, Dick Fenno, is intended for use in courses on Congress, political campaigning, and American government.

Written in Fenno’s “homespun” story-telling style, this book argues that authenticity — knowing what a representative is like in his/her district and looking beyond mere roll call voting — contributes significantly to understanding the full body of work done by our members of Congress. It further posits, by recounting Fenno’s actual life’s work, that the best way to gain a sense of authenticity is to do what Fenno is most famous for — i.e., making multiple trips and spending a great deal of time observing representatives at home, with their constituents, in their districts. The book is an engaging, quietly provocative, and unique title that offers an alternative to what some consider the increasingly specialized and technical nature of political science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321470713
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Series: Great Questions in Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Fenno is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester. His numerous publications include Home Style: House Members in Their Districts,which won the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book in political science in 1978, and Congress at the Grassroots: Representational Change in the South,which won the 2001 V.O. Key Award for best book on Southern politics. Fenno is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

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Table of Contents

I. THINKING ABOUT POLITICIANS

1. A Story About Place: Joe Moakley’s Funeral

2. One Question, Two Perspectives

3. An Idea: Authenticity

4. Washington Perspectives: Practice & Possibility

5. Research: Personal and Professional

II. TRACKING POLITICIANS

6. The Salesman and the Old Pro

7. Benjamin Rosenthal 1970-1974: Straightforward Liberal

8. Gary Ackerman 1996-1998: Gregarious Local Boy

9. David McIntosh and Lindsey Graham: Constituency Connections

10. Washington: The Leader and The Player

11. Constituency Views and Washington Views

12. Conclusion

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