Polysci7 - United States Congress and Texas Legislature...

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1 United States Congress and Texas Legislature Congressional Districts ± Constitutional provisions for Congress. ± Requirements for service? ± House and Senate websites. ± Gerrymandering districts. ± Wesberry v. Sanders (1964) ² Home styles and representation ² Franking and casework. Explaining Congressional Elections ² Why are incumbents successful at winning reelection? ± What happened in the 2008 congressional elections? ± Public approval and the prisoner’s dilemma in congressional elections.
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2 The Purposes of Congressional Parties ± Individual benefits for party members. Wh t t f i tit ti l bl d ± What types of institutional problems do political parties solve? ± Polarization and changes in congressional parties. ± Conditional party government and procedural cartel theory . Parties and Leaders in the House ± Party leaders are elected agents of rank- and-file members. ± The evolution of the Speaker’s role and
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