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Elections using Open Primaries lead to more autonomy being granted for committees in State Legislatures

Bagashka, Tanya and Hayes Clark, Jennifer (2014) Elections using Open Primaries lead to more autonomy being granted for committees in State Legislatures. LSE American Politics and Policy (27 Aug 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

State legislatures vary considerably in their organization, especially in the scope of leadership powers and the degree of autonomy given to legislative committees. Since the members themselves often have power over how their own legislative bodies are organized, political scientists have a keen interest in understanding why members choose to give committees greater autonomy in decision-making. Tanya Bagashka and Jennifer Hayes Clark argue the decision to grant more autonomy to committees is influenced by the type of electoral system (open versus closed primaries) from which legislators are elected.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 09:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59370

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