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Understaffed state Legislatures can give business theopportunity to gain an upper hand in the policymaking process

Hertel-Fernandez, Alexander (2014) Understaffed state Legislatures can give business theopportunity to gain an upper hand in the policymaking process. LSE American Politics and Policy (01 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The recent announcement from high profile companies such as Google and Facebook that they will no longer be working with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has brought the role and influence of the group into sharp focus. In new research, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez finds that states with more conservative legislators and those that viewed business as a key constituency were more likely to enact ALEC bills. He also finds that states that spent less money on their legislatures, and those where legislators spent less time on legislation were also more likely to enact ALEC bills. He argues that this trend undermines the idea that these types of ‘citizen legislatures’ will be more independent and that they necessarily serve the interests of ordinary citizens.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60334

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