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The skills needed to be re-elected are different to those needed to be an effective legislator

Akirav, Osnat (2014) The skills needed to be re-elected are different to those needed to be an effective legislator. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Sep 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Osnat Akirav summarises a journal article which examines the ability of legislators to get re-elected by their fulfilling their three roles: legislation, oversight and representation. She also re-examines the claim that most legislators are motivated by a desire to be re-elected, and that this desire determines the utility of their legislative activity toward this end by advertising, credit claiming and position taking. She further argues that different skills are required to be selected as a party’s choice and be re-elected, and to enact legislation. Thus, she distinguishes between two types of legislators—those who are electable and those who are successful in the legislature.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 14:47
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 14:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63429

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