The Costs of Reform

  title={The Costs of Reform},
  author={Neil Pinney and G. Serra and D. Sprick},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={69 - 84}
  • Neil Pinney, G. Serra, D. Sprick
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Party Politics
  • The purpose of this research is to discern more explicitly how electoral reforms that limit terms of service impact on intra-party competition and campaign expenditures in US state legislative contests. Particularly, we are interested in whether term limits have differential effects across political parties, given the increasing number of open seats. Contrary to the conventional argument that term limits will invigorate competition, we find that increasing the number of candidates does not… CONTINUE READING

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