Reducing Unequal Representation: The Impact of Labor Unions on Legislative Responsiveness in the U.S. Congress

@article{Becher2020ReducingUR,
  title={Reducing Unequal Representation: The Impact of Labor Unions on Legislative Responsiveness in the U.S. Congress},
  author={Michael Becher and Daniel Stegmueller},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2020},
  volume={19},
  pages={92 - 109}
}
It has long been recognized that economic inequality may undermine the principle of equal responsiveness that lies at the core of democratic governance. A recent wave of scholarship has highlighted an acute degree of political inequality in contemporary democracies in North America and Europe. In contrast to the view that unequal responsiveness in favor of the affluent is nearly inevitable when income inequality is high, we argue that organized labor can be an effective source of political… 
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