PoliSci - House v. Senate

PoliSci - House v. Senate - Paper: What's undemocratic and...

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Paper: What’s undemocratic and why you’ve selected that (more than other things you considered and why others may disagree with you and why they’re wrong) Less about the thing than about how you support that claim Feasible to change Are there more democratic alternatives Is there public support? Lecture, don’t cite in paper Books/sources cite in paper consistent method Congressional Rules and Procedures HOUSE V SENATE Size, term of office, constituency differences, constitutional powers, visibility Larger more diverse constituencies they have to represent a broader range of interest for senate, while house members are more free to do what they want In general, constituency differences makes a difference with senatorial relations with the public o Delaware=close to district smaller, more homogeneous district o California=mass media only way to be any bit close to the 60 million people they represent, larger more heterogeneous opinion) Interim senator can be selected by governor or elected by state rules in cases of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 100 taught by Professor Oppenheimer during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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PoliSci - House v. Senate - Paper: What's undemocratic and...

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