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dc.contributor.advisor Alford, John R.
dc.creatorEngstrom, Richard Neal
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:31:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:31:31Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17958
dc.description.abstract Assertions of the value of "traditional districting principles" are tested using survey data and contextual variables describing Congressional districts' geographic characteristics. Electoral district geography is found to have systematic relationships with citizen political behavior. District conformity to media market boundaries is found to affect citizen attentiveness to political campaigns as well as voter turnout. Some evidence is found to support the argument that district compactness matters for political behavior as well. These findings demonstrate that district shape matters in the political lives of citizens, and provides a better understanding of the particular implications district characteristics have for voters.
dc.format.extent 132 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.title Electoral district structure and political behavior
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Engstrom, Richard Neal. "Electoral district structure and political behavior." (2001) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17958.


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