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The Resource Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness : public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott

Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness : public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott

Label
Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness : public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences
Title
Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness
Title remainder
public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences
Statement of responsibility
David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, David R.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDermott, Monika L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Voting
  • Public opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Elections
  • Public opinion
  • Voting
  • United States
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • American Government / General
  • Government - U.S
  • Law, Politics & Government
  • Political Institutions & Public Administration - U.S., Legislative Branch
Summary expansion
<div><div>"Jones and McDermott restore meaning to democratic responsibility by finding that public evaluations affect Congress. In contrast to the popular depiction of the representatives controlling the represented<br />rampant in the political science literature, Jones and McDermott show that the people are in control, determining not only the direction of policy in Congress, but also who stays, who retires, and who faces difficult reelection efforts. This book makes an important correction to our understanding of how Congress operates."<br />--Sean M. Theriault, University of Texas at Austin</div><div></div></div><div>Voters may not know the details of specific policies, but they have a general sense of how well Congress serves their own interests; and astute politicians pay attention to public approval ratings. When the majority party is unpopular, as during the 2008 election, both voters and politicians take a hand in reconfiguring the House and the Senate. Voters throw hard-line party members out of office while candidates who continue to run under the party banner distance themselves from party ideology. In this way, public approval directly affects policy shifts as well as turnovers at election time. Contrary to the common view of Congress as an insulated institution, Jones and McDermott argue that Congress is indeed responsive to the people of the United States.</div><div></div><div>David R. Jones is Professor of Political Science at Baruch College, City University of New York.</div><div></div><div>Monika L. McDermott is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.</div>
Label
Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness : public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responding to Congressional policy -- Failing pop quizzes but passing the test -- Evaluating Congress ideologically -- Voting the bums out -- Riding the electoral wave -- Responding to public evaluations
Control code
ocn671819517
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 221 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282761001
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1djcf8s
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671819517
Label
Americans, Congress, and democratic responsiveness : public evaluations of Congress and electoral consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responding to Congressional policy -- Failing pop quizzes but passing the test -- Evaluating Congress ideologically -- Voting the bums out -- Riding the electoral wave -- Responding to public evaluations
Control code
ocn671819517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282761001
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djcf8s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671819517

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