DIVIDED GOVERNMENT IN THE AMERICAN STATES: A BYPRODUCT OF LEGISLATIVE PROFESSIONALISM?

@article{Fiorina1994DIVIDEDGI,
  title={DIVIDED GOVERNMENT IN THE AMERICAN STATES: A BYPRODUCT OF LEGISLATIVE PROFESSIONALISM?},
  author={M. Fiorina},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1994},
  volume={88},
  pages={304-316}
}
  • M. Fiorina
  • Published 1994
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
  • S since World War II, divided government has become increasingly common in the American states. A significant component of the increase is the deterioration of Republican fortunes in state legislatures: after the 1990 and 1992 elections, for example, only five state legislatures were controlled by the Republicans. I shall examine the hypothesis that the professionalization of state legislatures makes legislative service more attractive to Democratic candidates and less attractive to Republican… CONTINUE READING
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