The Challenge of Congressional Representation

The Challenge of Congressional Representation

by Richard F. Fenno

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The Challenge of Congressional Representation by Richard F. Fenno

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674074309
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 633 KB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1. Constituencies, Connections, and Representation: A Research Focus 2. Barber Conable: Local Boy 3. Glenn Poshard: Textbook Representative 4. Karen Thurman: Promising Legislator Addendum I: Two Representatives, Two Connection 5. Jim Greenwood: Moderate Republican 6. Zoe Lofgren: Liberal Democrat Addendum II: Two Partisans, Two Playing Fields 7. Constituency-Centered Scholarship Notes Acknowledgments Index

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