The Failed Diffusion of the Unicameral State Legislature, 1934–1944

  title={The Failed Diffusion of the Unicameral State Legislature, 1934–1944},
  author={Adam S. Myers},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={217 - 235}
  • Adam S. Myers
  • Published 18 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • Studies in American Political Development
The early twentieth-century witnessed numerous efforts to reform state government institutions, resulting in the widespread adoption of such reforms as the direct primary and citizen initiative. By contrast, efforts to establish unicameral state legislatures experienced success in just one state: Nebraska. In this article, I examine why movements to adopt one-house legislatures in other states failed in the wake of the Nebraska breakthrough of 1934. Using a most-similar case study research… 


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