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The challenge of congressional representation, Richard F. Fenno

Label
The challenge of congressional representation
Title
The challenge of congressional representation
Statement of responsibility
Richard F. Fenno
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • At a moment when Congress is viewed by a skeptical public as hyper-partisan and dysfunctional, Richard Fenno provides a variegated picture of American representational politics. The Challenge of Congressional Representation offers an up-close-and-personal look at the complex relationship between members of Congress and their constituents back home
  • At a moment when Congress is widely viewed as hyper-partisan and dysfunctional, Richard Fenno provides a variegated picture of American representational politics. The Challenge of Congressional Representation offers an up-close-and-personal look at the complex relationship between members of Congress and their constituents back home. When not crafting policy in Washington, the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are busy assessing and building voter support in their districts. Fenno delves into the activities of five members of the House--Republicans representing Pennsylvania and New York, and Democrats from California, Florida, and Illinois. Spanning the ideological spectrum, these former and current representatives are senior lawmakers and rookie back-benchers from both urban and rural areas. Fenno travels with them in their own political territories, watching and talking with them, conducting interviews, and meeting aides and constituents. He illuminates the all-consuming nature of representational work--the complicated lives of House members shuttling back and forth between home and Capitol, building and maintaining networks, and making compromises. Agreeing to talk on the record without protective anonymity, these elected House members emerge as real personalities, at once praiseworthy and fallible. While voting patterns and policy analysis constitute an important window into the legislative process, the nonquantifiable human element that political scientists so frequently overlook is the essence of negotiation. Fenno focuses our attention on how congressional leaders negotiate with constituents as well as with colleagues
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fenno, Richard F.
Dewey number
328.73/0734
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
JK1319
LC item number
.F428 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Legislators
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States
Label
The challenge of congressional representation, Richard F. Fenno
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 6 Zoe Lofgren
  • 7 Constituency-Centered Scholarship
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 Constituencies, Connections, and Representation
  • 2 Barber Conable
  • 3 Glenn Poshard
  • 4 Karen Thurman
  • 5 Jim Greenwood
Control code
831625532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674074286
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674074286
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f166j
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831625532
Label
The challenge of congressional representation, Richard F. Fenno
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 6 Zoe Lofgren
  • 7 Constituency-Centered Scholarship
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 Constituencies, Connections, and Representation
  • 2 Barber Conable
  • 3 Glenn Poshard
  • 4 Karen Thurman
  • 5 Jim Greenwood
Control code
831625532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674074286
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674074286
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f166j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831625532

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