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Balancing constituency representation and party responsiveness in the US Senate: the conditioning effect of state ideological heterogeneity

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  • Jeffrey Harden

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  • Thomas Carsey

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

    Volume (Year): 150 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 137-154

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:150:y:2012:i:1:p:137-154

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    Keywords: Representation; State ideology; Ideological heterogeneity; Roll-call voting; US Senate;

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    3. Stratmann, Thomas, 1995. "Campaign Contributions and Congressional Voting: Does the Timing of Contributions Matter?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 77(1), pages 127-36, February.
    4. Kalt, Joseph P & Zupan, Mark A, 1990. "The Apparent Ideological Behavior of Legislators: Testing for Principal-Agent Slack in Political Institutions," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(1), pages 103-31, April.
    5. Elisabeth R. Gerber & Jeffrey B. Lewis, 2004. "Beyond the Median: Voter Preferences, District Heterogeneity, and Political Representation," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 112(6), pages 1364-1383, December.
    6. Goff, Brian L & Grier, Kevin B, 1993. " On the (Mis)measurement of Legislator Ideology and Shirking," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 76(1-2), pages 5-20, June.
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