Representation in Municipal Government

  title={Representation in Municipal Government},
  author={Chris Tausanovitch and Christopher Warshaw},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={605 - 641}
Municipal governments play a vital role in American democracy, as well as in governments around the world. Despite this, little is known about the degree to which cities are responsive to the views of their citizens. In the past, the unavailability of data on the policy preferences of citizens at the municipal level has limited scholars’ ability to study the responsiveness of municipal government. We overcome this problem by using recent advances in opinion estimation to measure the mean policy… 
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