Representative Democracy and State Building in the Progressive Era

  title={Representative Democracy and State Building in the Progressive Era},
  author={Eileen L. Mcdonagh},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={938 - 950}
  • E. Mcdonagh
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
I draw upon state-building and legislative literatures to investigate how constituency-based representative institutions in the Progressive Era nationalized innovative public policies, thereby expanding the authority of the federal government as a component of the modern American state developing at that time. Using state-level referenda votes as measures of grassroots views, multivariate analysis discloses the impact of district opinion, as well as party and district economy, as major… 

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