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Constituency service and United States House members: The role of character assessments
If devoting more staff and more resources to constituency service in the district brings members of the U.S. House no electoral benefits, why has the performance of these activities and members' interest in them increased ...
Consolidation versus fragmentation: Testing optimum metropolitan government structure
The proportion of a unit of government's budget devoted to labor costs determines whether cost reductions at the metropolitan level are achieved through fragmentation or consolidation. Consolidating capital intense functions ...
Personal wealth in South Africa: Facts about its distribution and the forces behind its redistribution
The Apartheid system in South Africa came to a close recently and a new majority government is ruling. This government represents a poor majority of the population, and there is great pressure on them to redistribute wealth ...
The allocation of distributive program benefits and the maintenance of interest groups
This thesis explores the relationship between federal program recipients and interest groups. It is argued here that interest groups attempt to claim credit for federal program benefits. Claiming credit efforts are the ...
Electoral competition and the structure of state legislatures: Organizational complexity and party building
A new examination of the linkages between electoral competition and the development of partisan organizations with their relationship to roll-call voting is generated. The study found a close association between variable ...
Reaping gains through the organizational party: Delegation to party leaders of the United States House of Representatives
Why do House members delegate authority to party leaders? This dissertation provides a new theory to address this question. It explains why it is individually and collectively rational for congressional members to delegate ...