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By ‘bridging’ political surveys, we can measure levels of representation in American politics

Tausanovitch, Chris (2013) By ‘bridging’ political surveys, we can measure levels of representation in American politics. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (18 Sep 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Democracy only functions if elected officials represent the wishes of their constituents. But in a country with hundreds of millions of voters, and thousands of legislators, how can we measure how the policy preferences of constituents affect the actions of their representatives? Chris Tausanovitch argues that by aggregating and ‘bridging’ differing surveys, we can estimate liberal-conservative scores for voters, and legislative responsiveness for states, congressional districts, state legislative districts, and even cities.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 08:52
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57163

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