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

@article{SarbaughThompson2006DemocracyAS,
  title={Democracy among Strangers: Term Limits' Effects on Relationships between State Legislators in Michigan},
  author={Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson and L. Thompson and Charles D. Elder and Meg M. Comins and R. Elling and J. Strate},
  journal={State Politics & Policy Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={384 - 409}
}
  • Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, L. Thompson, +3 authors J. Strate
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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