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Term limits alone do not cause legislators to shirk their duties—the actual results are far more complicated

Clark, Jennifer Hayes and Williams, R. Lucas (2013) Term limits alone do not cause legislators to shirk their duties—the actual results are far more complicated. LSE American Politics and Policy (19 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A number of U.S. states currently impose some form of legislative term limits in order to ensure competition and accountability among elected officials. However, some argue that term limits actually make legislators less responsible to their constituents, causing them to abstain from more votes and shirk their duties. Jennifer Hayes Clark and R. Lucas Williams argue that the willingness to shirk depends more on future career goals and the type of vote rather than term limits alone.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 11:57
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58421

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