The Politics of Congressional Elections / Edition 4

The Politics of Congressional Elections / Edition 4

by Gary C. Jacobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0673996379

ISBN-13: 9780673996374

Pub. Date: 01/07/1997

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

This seminal work continues to offer a systematic account of what happens in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of our political system, with profound consequences for representative government.

Renowned political scientist and award-winning author Gary C. Jacobson analyzes how congressional campaigns

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Overview

This seminal work continues to offer a systematic account of what happens in congressional elections and demonstrates how electoral politics reflect and shape other components of our political system, with profound consequences for representative government.

Renowned political scientist and award-winning author Gary C. Jacobson analyzes how congressional campaigns and elections reflect deeper structural patterns and currents in American political life and help determine how-and how well-we are governed. The book traces the connections between electoral politics in Congress and other important political phenomena and makes questions of representation and responsibility its chief normative concern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780673996374
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2The Context5
Ch. 3Congressional Candidates21
Ch. 4Congressional Campaigns57
Ch. 5Congressional Voters101
Ch. 6National Politics and Congressional Elections141
Ch. 7Elections and the Politics of Congress211
Ch. 8Representation, Responsibility, Impeachment Politics, and the Future of Congressional Elections237
Bibliography271
Index288

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