Chapter 11 - So begins the next segment of the semester's...

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So begins the next segment of the semester's reading…. CHAPTER 11- CONGRESS: BALANCING NATIONAL GOALS & LOCAL INTERESTS DUAL NATURE OF CONGRESS Contradictory demands on members of Congress Individual duty to serve constitutents vs. Collective duty to serve nation as a whole CONGRESS AS A CAREER Modern Congress = Professional politicians Dominance of Incumbents: rate of re-election success Incumbents' strategy to success Pitfalls of Incumbency Re-districting: reapportionment and gerrymandering FIGURE: Congressional Campaign Expenditures: trends over time? FIGURE: PAC Contributions to Incumbent vs. Challenger: trends? Impact of Incumbency on Representation: responsiveness of Congress? openness to change? Winners in Congressional Elections: Constitutional requirements vs. typical winners BOX: Women in State Legislatures: regional differences? CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP:
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 110 taught by Professor Gilkison during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Eau Claire.

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