The Resource Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies, Michael A. Smith, (electronic resource/)

Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies, Michael A. Smith, (electronic resource/)

Label
Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies
Title
Bringing representation home
Title remainder
state legislators among their constituencies
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Bringing Representation Home, Michael A. Smith strays from the norm by asking instead, How can we discover what representation is? In pursuing the answer to this question, Smith focuses on what representation is in practice, not what it is in theory. Over the course of two legislative sessions, Smith interviewed and observed twelve state representatives in an effort to better understand and define their approaches to representation. He offers generalizations, but only after grounding his study in descriptions of representatives performing their jobs. The twelve representatives are divided into four categories: Burkeans, in-district advocates, advocates beyond the district, and ombudspersons. Burkeans emphasize character and experience, advocates stress socializing the conflict, and ombudspersons underscore listening, responding, and compromising. Smith superbly builds his argument for this classification through an assortment of illustrative examples. He also makes a strong case that home style - the symbolic presentation that a representative makes at home in seeking political support from constituents - is a product of the interaction between the legislators personality and progressive ambition and the districts characteristics and politics. Smith contends that the key to an effective representational strategy is for a representative to have not only an ideology that reflects the politics of his or her community, but also an understanding of the districts interests, informed by interactions with organized constituencies at home. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
328.73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2488
LC item number
.S65 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies, Michael A. Smith, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=113833
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying Representation -- Constructing Roles from the Representatives Perspectives: Literature and Methods -- Burkeans -- The Suburban Burkean -- The Commonsense Burkean -- In-District Advocates -- The Consummate Politician -- The Conscience of the District -- The Inner-City Advocate -- The Common Man Writ Large -- Advocates beyond the District -- The Progressive -- The Civic Booster -- Ombudspersons -- Doing His Job, Voting the District -- The Good Citizen -- Listening and Responding -- The Rural Ombudsman -- Districts, Ambitions, and Strategies in a Term-Limited Era -- Concentric Circles of Constituency -- Hypotheses -- Term Limits: Institutional and Individual Effects -- Data Collection -- Site of the Study -- Coding Decisions: Distinguishing among Suburbs -- A Note on Grammar and Names
Control code
ocm56422288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bringing representation home : state legislators among their constituencies, Michael A. Smith, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=113833
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying Representation -- Constructing Roles from the Representatives Perspectives: Literature and Methods -- Burkeans -- The Suburban Burkean -- The Commonsense Burkean -- In-District Advocates -- The Consummate Politician -- The Conscience of the District -- The Inner-City Advocate -- The Common Man Writ Large -- Advocates beyond the District -- The Progressive -- The Civic Booster -- Ombudspersons -- Doing His Job, Voting the District -- The Good Citizen -- Listening and Responding -- The Rural Ombudsman -- Districts, Ambitions, and Strategies in a Term-Limited Era -- Concentric Circles of Constituency -- Hypotheses -- Term Limits: Institutional and Individual Effects -- Data Collection -- Site of the Study -- Coding Decisions: Distinguishing among Suburbs -- A Note on Grammar and Names
Control code
ocm56422288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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