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Americans don’t need to agree with elected officials in their districts, they just need someone in government to represent them

Harden, Jeff and Clark, Chris (2015) Americans don’t need to agree with elected officials in their districts, they just need someone in government to represent them. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Modern electoral politics typically produces two narratives: competition between candidates in individual districts and competition for overall control of government. Which of these matters more for voters? Is it most important to have their preferred candidate win in their own districts, or would voters accept an electoral loss locally if their political preferences were represented in the legislature as a whole? In new research, Jeff Harden and Chris Clark find strong evidence supporting the latter perspective. It is much more important to Americans that their political preferences are represented by a group of legislators, even if that group does not include their own representative

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 13:26
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63509

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