Democracy among Strangers: Term Limits' Effects on Relationships between State Legislators in Michigan

  title={Democracy among Strangers: Term Limits' Effects on Relationships between State Legislators in Michigan},
  author={Marjorie Sarbaugh‐Thompson and Lyke Thompson and Charles D. Elder and Meg M. Comins and Richard Elling and John Strate},
  journal={State Politics \& Policy Quarterly},
  pages={384 - 409}
By truncating service, term limits create massive turnover in some state legislatures where they exist, bringing flocks of newcomers into office. With less time to get to know each other and to develop expertise and influence, how do legislators know who to consult and whose advice to rely on? We explore this and other questions about three relationships (influence, friendship, and policy consultation) with a longitudinal study of the Michigan House of Representatives, a highly professionalized… 
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