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Ambition The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time

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  • ""In Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform, Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts presents an original study of U.S. congressional elections and electoral institutions for 1872-1944 from a contemporary political science perspective. Using data on late nineteenth and early twentieth century congressional elections, the authors test the applicability in a historical context of modern political science theories, assess the effects of institutional reforms, and identify the factors that shape the competitiveness of elections. They present several key findings: the strategic politicians theory is applicable in an era without candidate-centered campaigns; there was an incumbency advantage prior to the full development of candidate-centered campaigns; institutional reforms have had a significant effect on elections; and the degree of electoral competition frequently correlates with elected officials' responsiveness to citizens"--Dust cover."

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  • "Ambition, competition, and electoral reform : the politics of congressional elections across time"
  • "Legislative politics and policy making ambition, competition, and electoral reform the politics of congressional elections across time"
  • "Legislative politics and policy making : ambition, competition, and electoral reform the politics of congressional elections across time"
  • "Ambition, competition, and electoral reform the politics of congressional elections across time"
  • "Ambition The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time"@en