Home Style: House Members in Their Districts (Longman Classics Edition) / Edition 1

Home Style: House Members in Their Districts (Longman Classics Edition) / Edition 1

by Richard F. Fenno
     
 

ISBN-10: 032112183X

ISBN-13: 2900321121836

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

Over the course of eight years during the 1970s, Richard F. Fenno, Jr. (U. of Rochester) accompanied 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on a number of occasions as they visited their home districts. Based upon Fenno's observations, this volume reveals how congresspersons alter their political behavior in response to their perceptions of what their…  See more details below

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Over the course of eight years during the 1970s, Richard F. Fenno, Jr. (U. of Rochester) accompanied 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on a number of occasions as they visited their home districts. Based upon Fenno's observations, this volume reveals how congresspersons alter their political behavior in response to their perceptions of what their constituencies want. This reprint of the 1978 edition features a new foreword by John R. Hibbing (U. of Nebraska). Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321121836
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Longman Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Conclusion."

Foreword

1. Preparations of the Constituency.
The Geographical Constituency: The District.
The Reelection Constituency: The Supporters.
The Primary Constituency: The Strongest Supporters.
The Personal Constituency: The Intimates.

2. Home Style: Allocation of Resources.
Home Style.
The Allocation of Resources: Time and Staff.

3. Home Style: Presentation of Self I.
The Presentation of Self.

4. Home Style: Presentation of Self II.
The Presentation of Self.
Presentation of Self: Summary Speculations.

5. Home Style: Explanation of Washington Activity.
Explanation and Member Goals.
Explaining Power.
Explaining Policy.
Explanation and Presentation.
Explanatory Consistency.
Explanation as Legitimation.
Explanation as Education.

6. Constituency Careers and Stylistic Change.
The Stages of a Constituency Career.
Expansionism and Protectionism.
Stylistic Constraints.
Stylistic Change: Individual.
Stylistic Change: Aggregate.

7. Home and Washington: Linkage and Representation.
Linkage: Constituency Career and Washington Career
Linkage: Home Style and Washington Style.
Representation: Summary Speculation.

Appendix. Notes on Method: Participant Observation.

Method and Project.

The "Sample."

Access.

Rapport.

The Observer and the Observed.

Data.

Evolution.

Index.

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