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The Personal Vote

Constituency Service and Electoral Independence

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ISBN 9780674493285

Publication Date: 04/02/1987

268 pages

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  • Introduction
  • I. Constituency Service
    • 1. Member Visibility and Member Images
    • 2. The Nature of Constituency Service
    • 3. Incentives for Serving the Constituency
    • 4. Temporal Change in Constituency Service
  • II. Constituent Response
    • 5. Unraveling a Paradox
    • 6. Member Behavior and Constituent Response
    • 7. The Personal Vote
  • III. The Larger Implications
    • 8. Particular Interests and General Benefits
    • 9. Implications for Political Institutions
  • Appendix A. Coding Categories Equated in Comparisons of Open-ended Responses
  • Appendix B. Problems of Comparability in Open-ended Questions about the Congressional Candidates
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1988 Richard F. Fenno Prize, Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association
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