The Test of Time: Coping with Legislative Term Limits

The Test of Time: Coping with Legislative Term Limits

by John David Rausch Jr.
     
 

The Test of Time brings together fifteen outstanding empirical studies, contributed by top political scientists and state policymakers. This volume offers both case studies of key states and cross-state comparisons that examine how legislatures, legislators, and political linkages_such as lobbying and electoral competition_have been affected by the imposition of

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The Test of Time brings together fifteen outstanding empirical studies, contributed by top political scientists and state policymakers. This volume offers both case studies of key states and cross-state comparisons that examine how legislatures, legislators, and political linkages_such as lobbying and electoral competition_have been affected by the imposition of legislative term limits. This essential source includes both a comprehensive annotated bibliography of term limits literature and a history of the term limits movement.

Editorial Reviews

Public Choice
The Test of TIme is an important contribution to the already considerable literature on tern limits. The editors have brought together a number of sober and carefully researched papers that should give pause to those who predicted that term limits were destined to remake America's politics, for good or ill.
Choice
These important studies and an extensive annotated bibliography of previous research on term limits make this collection a good starting point for any serious future research on the topic. Highly recommended.
Gary Copeland
Scholars and students alike will want this book for the detailed analysis of the term-limits movement and for the careful application of that analysis to legislative theories. This book pulls together all that we know and establishes where our research should move next.
Todd Donovan
This is a valuable, well-designed study that provides some of the first answers about how the term limits movement of the 1990s will affect state politics in the future.
David B. Magleby
The enactment of legislative term limits gave political scientists an extraordinary opportunity to study the impact of a fundamental change. The Test of Time provides an important benchmark and assessment of this change. The book is rich in case studies, comparisons across states, and evaluations of broader implications; and it provides a wonderful annotated bibliography. The book is an important contribution.
CHOICE
These important studies and an extensive annotated bibliography of previous research on term limits make this collection a good starting point for any serious future research on the topic. Highly recommended.
Alan Rosenthal
After ten years of speculation about the effects of term limits, we now have some evidence. The contributors to this useful collection have worked systematically to produce an intriguing analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739104453
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.90(d)

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