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Legislative Professionalization and Membership Diversity in State Legislatures
Proponents of state legislative professionalization thought it would increase membership diversity. I assess whether this expectation has been met by examining the relationship between the level ofExpand
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Uncontested Seats in State Legislative Elections
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Professionalization and Public Opinion of State Legislatures
  • P. Squire
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • 1 May 1993
Using a seven-state survey I examine how closely people follow the activities of the state legislature, how much contact they have with its members, and how they evaluate its performance. InExpand
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Career Opportunities and Membership Stability in Legislatures
This paper proposes and tests a theory that the level of membership stability in a legislature is a function of members' prospects for advancement beyond the body and financial incentives for stayingExpand
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Who Runs For The Legislature
1. Candidacy as Political Participation. 2. The Context of Recruitment and Candidacy. 3. The Agents of Recruitment. 4. The Candidate and the Campaign. 5. The Road Less Traveled: Women, Minority, andExpand
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Politics and personal factors in retirement from the United States Supreme Court
A vacancy to be filled on the Supreme Court is a relatively rare event; continuity of service is the norm. In this paper I determine the circumstances under which justices decide to retire and, byExpand
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Challenger Profile and Gubernatorial Elections
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The Impact of the Australian Ballot on Member Behavior in the U.S. House of Representatives
Katz and Sala linked the development of committee property rights in the late-nineteenth-century U.S. House of Representatives to the introduction of the Australian ballot. If, as they posited,Expand
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Residential Mobility and Voter Turnout
We examine the characteristics of a largely ignored low-turnout group—people who have recently moved. We find that neither demographic nor attitudinal attributes explain their lower turnout. Instead,Expand
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Challengers in U. S. Senate Elections
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