The Decline of Representative Democracy: Process, Participation, and Power in State Legislatures

The Decline of Representative Democracy: Process, Participation, and Power in State Legislatures

by Alan Rosenthal
     
 

Based on a leading scholar's firsthand observations of legislatures as well as extensive interviews with legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists, this important new work describes and analyzes the contemporary state of legislatures and the legislative process in the fifty states. It explores the principal elements of legislatures, including the processes by…  See more details below

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Based on a leading scholar's firsthand observations of legislatures as well as extensive interviews with legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists, this important new work describes and analyzes the contemporary state of legislatures and the legislative process in the fifty states. It explores the principal elements of legislatures, including the processes by which legislation is enacted, the impact of the media, political competition and partisanship, lobbyists and lobbying, the challenge of ethics, the roll of leadership, and the linkage between legislators and their constituencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871879752
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
369
Age Range:
16 Years

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