The Challenge of Congressional Representation [NOOK Book]

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At a moment when Congress is viewed by a skeptical public as hyper-partisan and dysfunctional, Richard Fenno provides a variegated picture of American representational politics. The Challenge of Congressional Representation offers an up-close-and-personal look at the complex relationship between members of Congress and their constituents back home.
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The Challenge of Congressional Representation

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Overview

At a moment when Congress is viewed by a skeptical public as hyper-partisan and dysfunctional, Richard Fenno provides a variegated picture of American representational politics. The Challenge of Congressional Representation offers an up-close-and-personal look at the complex relationship between members of Congress and their constituents back home.
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Editorial Reviews

David R. Mayhew
This book rounds out a several-decade enterprise by the author to case out, document, and explain the relations of representation between members of the U.S. House of Representatives and their constituencies back home. Taken together, Richard Fenno's oeuvre is the most important contribution to congressional scholarship during recent generations.
Burdett A. Loomis
A book by a great congressional scholar... Richard Fenno continues to remind us, even in a highly partisan era, that the 435 members of the House are representatives of highly distinct districts and, as such, each is a unique political entity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674074309
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,431,943
  • File size: 619 KB

Meet the Author

Richard F. Fenno is William R. Kenan Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester.

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