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Author Theriault, Sean M., 1972-

Title The power of the people : congressional competition, public attention, and voter retribution / Sean M. Theriault.

Imprint Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  328.730775 T343p 2005    ---  Available
Description xi, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Parliaments and legislatures
Parliaments and legislatures series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160) and index.
Contents The two faces of democratic accountability -- The politics of public pressure : competition, attention, and retribution -- Patronage, political parties, the public, and the Pendleton Act of 1883 -- Congressional pay raises and public scrutiny -- The modern history of campaign finance reform -- The unfulfilled reform : congressional term limits -- The power of the people.
Subject Representative government and representation.
Public opinion.
United States. Congress -- Voting.
United States -- Politics and government.
ISBN 0814251404 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0814209920 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814290701 (cd-rom)

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